A wee bit of vintage finery.
Hello my pretties!
Today I am tired and thoroughly sunburnt, having just returned from a perfectly lovely trip to Montreal for the Canadian Grand Prix. Montreal is a beautiful city, the race cars were fast and fancy, and the cheese curds in québécois poutine actually squeak! We camped a short distance outside the city, and drove to one of the endpoints of the Metro. We had a wonderful time, and I was thoroughly shocked by how much French I remember from the year I took in college! I guess total immersion language teaching really does work 🙂
Anyhow, that’s not even what I was planning to blog about! I know you all are just here for the knitting 😛 I’ve got a present to show off, because it was delivered long enough ago that the surprise wouldn’t be ruined. I made this for my Aunt Elizabeth who lives here in Boston, because she and my Uncle Graham (who also got a knitted Christmas present, but more on that later) have taken good care of me in the more than six years that I’ve lived in Boston. It will also hopefully match a pair of fingerless gloves I knit her last year. This was a reasonably quick knit, and turned out so cute!
The yarn I used was Sandnes Garn Silk Mohair, and it was lovely and soft (especially after a wash) Mohair is a little hit or miss for me, it can be a bit scratchy but this was nice. I knit it using a double strand of the yarn, because I wanted it to be warm. Also, if you want to frog anything made of this yarn, you are out of luck. It is WELDED together once it’s knit.
The pattern was Knitted Neck Scarf by Martha Stewart. I didn’t know she did knitting patterns, but I’m not in the least surprised. The instructions are pretty minimal, but it’s quite an easy pattern and the construction is elegant. I really like the way this turned out! Apparently I’m not the only one either, because my dear friend Liz saw it, squealed, and immediately demanded one of her own. Fortunately, I only used about half of the skein, so it looks like she will (eventually) get her wish 😛 What wonderful projects are you working on today?
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