OK, here is the official “I can’t believe its finally done” post….
Pattern: Heartstrings Maple Leaves Scarf
Yarn: Alpaca Lite, A Touch of Twist (Purchased at Maryland Sheep and Wool 2006)
Started: September 2, 2006
Finished: August 15, 2007
This is a good pattern – now that its done, I can say that I enjoyed it and should have finished it a while ago. I don’t know why I didn’t work on it – other than it was at the bottom of the basket and I always wanted to work on something else. It measures 58″ – which is plenty big for this type of scarf. The yarn is very pretty – beautiful teal color. I was surprised at how soft ….yet scratchy alpaca is. I think this will be fine worn as a scarf – when I wear it on my bare skin, its a little itchy – but not horribly so. Anyway, I would recommend both the pattern and the yarn.
I also need to figure out how to take decent pictures of lace. I had to rope Larry into this (he also helped me block it).
Lisa and I did an informal swap – I sent her stitch markers….and she sent me yarn that she dyed herself. Isn’t it gorgeous? Lisa and I were part of another swap last year when I received beautiful roving from her that I spun and used to make a scarf (looking at the pictures I really think this was the nicest yarn I’ve spun!). I think she does gorgeous work and really wish she would open an Etsy shop (hint hint Lisa)!. I can’t wait to use this….and aren’t you all jealous?