Yesterday was the perfect winter day – it was cold, snowy, sleety – perfect for baking and knitting. Cieara and I made cookies (Candy Cane and Chocolate Peppermint Drops – both very good), and then I spent the afternoon knitting.
And now I have another Christmas present done (I think its ok – my Mom doesn’t read my blog)….
I used almost the entire skein of Sea Silk, I had a little left, but though it was long enough. Cieara is about my mother’s height, and she had it wrapped around her neck once. And I think that will be just fine.
I have to say that I really like this now – but knitting on it was a little boring. And I was really sort of iffy while I was working on it – but once I finished it, shook it out – wow – its a great pattern in this yarn. I decided to just fringe it, and not braid it like the pattern called for (I tried it but just didn’t like it). It is a great pattern, though, for a gift scarf – I would have had this done a week ago had I not stopped to make other things. I wonder how it would be in a nice handspun? I think it would be a great pattern for those small skeins of handspun – it only took a little over 400 yards…well, ok maybe not a really small skein!
I wish I could take a picture of this yarn that really shows it – this picture is probably the closest to the actual color. But the yarn is beautiful – I will be buying this again. Once I’m off my yarn diet, of course! I really like the Nova Scotia and Renaissance colorways…hmmm..
Did you notice that I did the fringe knots upside down? I finished all of them before I realized….so now its a design feature!
OK, it is almost bedtime…have a great week!