Wednesday, May 18, 2011
With Apologies To Sally Melville
I just had other plans for this yarn.
It is probably the softest, most luxurious yarn I have ever owned--100% Suri alpaca, shaved, cleaned and spun by hand by a lovely person right here in Minnesota--so I started off with visions of laci-ness, grabbed a pattern and got busy.
It was going so well until I realized that I was accidentally adding stitches up one side and the scarf was twice as wide at one end than it was at the other.
Fourth attempt in, and a dozen other projects completed, I decide to let the yarn speak for itself.
Yes, it's garter stitch.
Worse yet, it's a garter stitch scarf.
Don't get me wrong--it is an incredibly soft and luxurious garter stitch scarf. It's so soft and nice, in fact, that even a seasoned knitter couldn't possibly be put off by the beginner-ness of this garter stitch scarf.
Sure, "garter stitch scarf" is what you make before you know how to read a pattern, or purl for that matter, but....this is different.
Am I sure this the appropriate thing to do with 25 bucks worth of lovingly hand-crafted yarn?
No, I am not.
Luckily, it is going to be given away, so as long as the person is good at feigning excitement at the time she receives it, I will be able to use the usual mind tricks to convince myself that it is getting near constant use in her possession.
Truth is, I have to give it away. Let's face it, if it stayed here, I would just keep ripping it apart and starting over again until there was nothing left but bits of alpaca fuzz.