Beth’s post just now reminded me that I hadn’t yet posted a picture of my finished scarf, complete with fringe. You may remember that I had only 2 skeins of yarn to begin with, and wasn’t sure I had sufficient for a long-enough scarf and fringe. I heard from Jen, by the way, that she also has been looking for more of this yarn (Martifil Stripe 7934). I’m going back to the yarn store in Toledo where I got it the day after Thanksgiving to see if they have more, but in the meantime I finished and fringed. I realized that since my daughter is only 5′ tall she probably doesn’t need a lot of extra length, and there’s always the Isodora Duncan fate to be wary of. Anyway, the scarf turned out to be quite cushy, and she likes it. BTW, I had never done fringe before, so you may notice some unevenness. It does add to the scarf though.
In other scarf news, I have started a Christmas scarf for my sister (she’s only 4’11″). I was quite taken by the one on the cover of the latest Vogue Knitting, and my sister is partial to red.This pattern calls for knitting 6 long strands which are then woven into a wide scarf. I just happened to have in my stash 6 balls of Rowan Kid Classic in Shade 847 (for those of you who have the shades memorized). Two reasons to be excited: the perfect fit between scarf pattern and recipient, and a chance to use up some of my stash!
I just realized that the tentacle drapped over the magazine makes it look like the model has a long red mustache. Har har. We do have a tendency in our family to deface our magazines. This is how I received my latest Interweave Knits: