sneaking in a post
In the midst of battling some back-to-school bug sharing induced pneumonia, I did manage to select yarn. Actually, that was easy, since my recipient seems to have the same taste as I do. When I read her questionnaire responses, my first thought was of the stashed Manos del Uruguay (color 103) I picked up on vacation a couple summers ago. I intended the three hanks for something for myself but hadn't yet decided what that might be. Did I really want to part with MY Manos? When I came across another single hank in the same color way, I thought it must be a sign I was to use that yarn.
I also made it to the pattern choice. I wanted to try something challenging, something new...maybe lace? Of course, I'm not much of a lace person. And neither, it turns out, is my recipient. OK, no lace. And yarn this gorgeous really doesn't need a complicated stitch pattern. Just something simple to let it shine. Since I've been into short rows, entrelac and mitered things of late, the Multidirectional Diagonal Scarf seemed to fit right in.
And I ALSO made it through the knitting. I was a little disappointed in it being such an easy knit. Not much to show off my "mad knitting skills." I think I made up for the lack of intricacy with length--it's about 7 1/2 feet long!
I took progress pics but the color is so off I won't bother posting. It needs fringe, a wash and for me to find a large enough surface for a light blocking. I'll get another pic before it goes out.
*sniffle, sneeze, wheeze, ACHOO!*
Don't worry, Recipient...I'll have someone else wash your scarf so I don't pass along my buggy friends.