Nest of Yarn
July 31, 2011
The Silk Rhapsody that I got at TNNA in 2006 is making a nice little nest of yarn as I work through it:
My scarf will be done soon. This is how far I've gone after just 4 hours of working (not all at once, I am not that addicted):
I don't think I've got more than two hours to go. This silk/mohair makes a lovely feeling scarf. It's got enough weight to lie flat without blocking, yet its loose-knit is very drapey ... it just feels very luxurious. The mohair strand makes it "alive" somehow, gives it some energy. I like it. It's a fun little knit, and I can really enjoy it and appreciate its beauty, which I couldn't in 2006. Back then, it was just a yarn we didn't sell, probably too expensive for most people, and I stuck it in a bin and wrote it off. I'm so glad I found you now, little scarf!
As I knit along, I think about other yarns that would be good in modular knitting like this Multidirectional Scarf (here is a link to a free version by Kate Baumer), or the Pioneer Scarf I made back in December, or a bunch of others I have seen on Ravelry .... What about laceweight mohair? Worsted weight silk? Handpainted merino? So many fibers.....