|Mini Scarf – just in time for spring.|
I've always admired the two-ply, two-color yarn that is most often hand spun. I think it makes the most beautiful yarns. So I was excited to buy this skein from "Spun Monkey" last summer at Squam. I wish that I had photographed it in it's un-knit glory, because it's something that I think was almost more beautiful before it was knit. (Is it a crime to admit that?)
I did knit it though. The small fry asked me for a scarf and I think she liked the color variation in this yarn. She's little enough to think that some of what I wear is worth mimicking and I love to wear scarves. And as you might guess, I was happy to oblige.
She's a character this one. And you knitters out there will appreciate this: when we dress her in the mornings, if she ends up wearing a sweater, she asks if I knit it. Isn't that funny and wonderful? I love that she understands that people can make things - useful things - like clothing, and art, and birthday cakes. She's a good girl, if I do say so myself. (And as I re-read this, I realize I sound about as objective about her as my own mother is about me. Ha.)
The scarf is a simple one. It was cast on size 8 needles, and began with 4 rows of seed stitch, and then I continued up the scarf with the first two and last two stitches in seed stitch and the center in stockinette. I finished it with 4 rows of seed stitch to try to prevent too much rolling. I highly recommend this yarn, it's beautiful and even more so in the skein.