You saw this scarf before but it didn't get a chance at glamour shots, so I thought we'd look at those today.
You know, since I went to the trouble to be all fancy with it.
As I mentioned, this was woven on an Ashford Knitter's Loom from two matching skeins of self-striping Duchess superwash merino from Twisted Fiber Art.
I love the way the colours worked out, whether they are facing the sunshine as in the above shot, or facing away from it, as it is here:
The weave is pretty open, but not too open to be functional. Let's face it, some of my earlier attempts at weaving resulted in a fabric you could push a dessert plate through. I'm really only exaggerating a little bit when I say that.
And as always: love the clean sharp edge of a rotary-cut fringe.
The question now is what on earth I am going to do with this thing. I have a matching hat, but I also have a matching cowl. I don't actually need this scarf, and strangely for a girl who is usually a super selfish knitter, I never intended it for me at all.
You might need to be sitting down, so it's lucky that you almost certainly are...
...it's a Christmas present for somebody I plan to choose much later in the year.
Isn't that cool? After years of intending to - and I know I'm not even remotely alone in this particular dream - I've started my Christmas crafting before the winter's out.
Now to go on the same way and kick out a few other gifty things before November. (I know, I know, that'll be the hard part. best not to think about it, right?)
Take care of yourself today and I'll see you tomorrow!