Well the holiday season is upon us whether we’re ready or not. I had a holiday party Friday night, a tea on Saturday and my sister’s birthday dinner was last night. As part of her present, I whipped out another Spiceberry scarf. (Link to the first one)
Project: Spice Berry #2. Original, inspired name, eh? Oh well.
Pattern: My own, which is to say cast on 16 and knit every row until the scarf is the desired length. Being garter stitch, it has a LOT of stretch, so it can be pulled out longer or shorter as the wearer desires. I used roughly a ball and a half of yarn, if that helps?
Yarn: Universal Spice Berry. This color is called Wasabi. Three points for Universal for a good name! It also got Gretchen’s attention, which is odd, since the girl generally only wants cashmere, fine merino, etc. I’m guessing the fact that mohair is the dominant component attracts her?
Needles: #11 metal straights. Wow, does Gretchen hate to hear a loose metal needle hit our hardwood floor!!
Verdict: I’ve made two and have enough for two more. They’re fairly quick, mindless knits that look fun and fabulous. What’s not to love?!
Are you still doing Christmas knitting? I have one project on the needles and then I’d like to crochet a few dish cloths if time allows. I’ve thrown in the towel on my red cardigan for this year… I got inspired to do some not-selfish knitting at the last minute, and I don’t think I need to feel badly about that shift in priorities.