Well, I promised I'd post here at least twice a week and this is my last opportunity to do so and not fail my resolution within the first few days of '08. Thankfully I do have things to share, like the scarf I knit my aunt:
Sorry I don't have any in-action pictures, I basically unpinned it moments before I ran out the door to catch the bus to send it out 1/2 an hour before the post office closed.
So, last Christmas my aunt had her hubby pay me $100 to make a scarf exactly like the one I was wearing. I said I would, of course. For a lace scarf that would take me around 15+ hours that's a deal I would only give to family.
-The yarn is from my aunt (errr....my dad's cousin but practically my aunt) Kathy who raises sheep, spins the wool and dyes it with natural dyes (for this yarn, it was wolf moss for yellow over dyed with indigo). My aunts are all in love with this yarn (and so am I!). It still smells like sheep and has a LOT of lanolin in it, which makes it a bit hard to work with and waterproof and WARM.
-The pattern is just a Tunisian Lace Insertion I found with a garter stitch border since the pattern itself is all knit with no purl rows.
-I used size 8 needles to make the pattern more open.
My dad was amazing for x-mas and he talked to Kathy and got me MORE yarn:
More wolfmoss/indigo and some just indigo. Enough for a sweater. I was just amazed when I saw it all. It smells soooo nice. I have plans for this yarn, oh yes I have plans:
But which color to use as the CC and which for the MC? Hmmmmm....ponderings ponderings