Starting today, Gordon and I are responsible for the Friday blog post.
Because this is a first for us, I’ve chosen to write about another first, a shawl I knit for our dearest friend Cindy.
Last summer, while cleaning up the craft room I found a huge amount of teal blue suri alpaca yarn, which matches Cindy’s eyes. I had in inventory two skeins of black alpaca yarn from Andrew’s mill (Spring Too Fibers), and the idea of these yarns knit together would become Cindy’s Christmas present. What I didn’t know, is how long it would take me to complete the shawl. Suffice it to say, I had just finished wrapping her gift as she walked into the door of our home on Christmas eve.
I had no idea how much yarn my “blue” loom was going to consume before the shawl was finished. I used 250 yards of the black yarn and 250 yards of the teal blue suri alpaca. This didn’t include the yarn I used for the fringe. For the fringe I used a four ply yarn that I pulled apart. Cindy thinks it looks like a horse’s braided mane. What do you think?
I don’t know how the suri (the teal blue) and the yarn for the fringe matched so well. I found both yarns while tidying up the craft room. Maybe someone is trying to tell me I need to keep my craft room cleaner.
Next Friday, Donna’s black and white scarf. She is the fun loving lady in the middle of the picture.