Sometimes simple is the best and frankly all I have brain power for. The other day when it was cool enough to wear a scarf I decided I really can't stand any of the scarves I have made for myself. Almost all of them are made with wool, and to be honest I LOVE wool, just not anywhere near my neck. I tried on a few and was scratching before I could blink. So I cast on with my remaining ball of yarn from my just finished baby blanket and made myself a scarf, just like that. Simple scarf, simple stitch, and simply perfect.
I used Berroco Remix yarn in cream. I used all of the 216 yards to make the scarf and fringe. Cast on 23 stitches with size 10 1/2 needles and knit, knit, knit until it is long enough or you run out of yarn. Nothing could be simpler, and frankly sometimes simple is exactly the way to go. There are no cables or fancy lace. There are no bobbles or slipped stitches. Just plain and beautiful knitting. No counting, no worries, just knit every row until you are done. The finished scarf is 54 inches long without counting the fringe. Berroco Remix is made from a combination of Nylon/Cotton/Acrylic/Silk/Linen. It is soft enough for a baby blanket and soft enough for my neck. I am ready to go with my new scarf, now it just has to get cool out again.
I stopped by the yarn store on my way home from work today to show them the baby blanket I just finished, before I ship it off to the new baby to be. They wanted to see the finished project with two neutral yarns and I think they liked it. I did have a look around and found a few things that just jumped into my hands. I was trying not to buy yarn for a while but I caved. You see I worked 38 hours in four days and I am tired, so tired I could not resist the yarn fumes drifting up from all the beautiful yarn. I kept myself in check by only buying these. And because it is raining and dreary out (my favorite kind of day) my photos are not very good. The silver/gray yarn will be another scarf. The fun ribbon yarn was on sale and I simply could not resist it, the colors are so much fun. Have any of you across the pond used this Wendy Supreme luxury cotton chunky yarn? It says it is made in England and I am curious at your thoughts. I saw a sweater made out of it in the store, it seems very heavy for that, but for a scarf made on extra big needles it might be perfect.
Two of my favorite Christmas presents sit on my desk right next to my computer. I lite this candle while doing paperwork or a bit of blog hopping. The sheep makes me smile everyday.
Tonight I am staying in. The rain is falling fast and my house feels very cozy. I am aiming for a simple weekend, nothing to drastic, just time to rest up from my busy work week. I have a little one still nursing a tiny cold and a furry boy who's head is still healing, and is looking so much better. I am not sure they want a quiet weekend but I sure do.
Hope you have had a wonderful week.