This is my current knitting project. My step-mother wanted to buy me a special skein of yarn from our local yarn shop when she and my dad were here in December. This soft, shiny, silky stuff caught my eye - and it was on sale! It is SilkyChic by Colinette (100% polyamide) in the 70/raphael colorway, made (and hand dyed) in Wales. Exotic, huh?
Last week I finally had a chance to cast on a bias-knit scarf. Had to rip it out three times, losing some yarn because the hairy stuff became impossibly tangled. As you can see, I haven't gotten very far in my current attempt because this is NOT an easy knit. The stuff is so fine and hairy that I have to wear my reading glasses to see my stitches clearly. I'll consider this a good education in what NOT to buy! I do think I'll like the scarf, though, once I suffer through the knitting of it.
Yesterday I gave our good friend Bryan the basketweave scarf I made for him. My timing is good; this week we are forecast to have our coldest temps of the season!
That's it for now at . . .