This scarf is very good-looking. Sadly, for some reason, the digital camera does not seem to believe me. This is the best I could do.
It's very soft, too. I used up every yard of two balls of Karabella Aurora 8 (the gold) and every yard of the red hand-dyed Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool. (it was about half a skein of the Fishermen's) I am always surprised at how nice the Fishermen's is. Very soft and very wearable -- and such a bargain. I ran out of the red before the scarf was as long as I wanted it, but I did my best to make it color-balanced. I had a whole lot of fun knitting this pattern and I'm wondering why it took me so long to try it. It's easy and fun. It'd be much better in self-striping yarn so there wouldn't be all those ends to weave in, but even that wasn't very problematic.
I just had to show you this:
Reader Beebs generously knit two gorgeous scarves that I posted over in the RSP07 blog. She also made these cute-and-WARM thrummed vests for the Dulaan kids. I can hardly stand the cuteness.
I can always tell when Typepad is up to something -- when I go to my Bloglines list and see so many blogs listed as having TEN updates. They're apparently going through and republishing everybody's blogs, and I just hope they haven't done something devious. Devious, as in that dreaded word, "upgrade."
We got chased in by the rain, but we had a lovely
clean-and-dirty-fun-and-cheap-entertainment (now get your mind out of
the gutters) morning and early afternoon. David raked leaves from the
neighbors' yards (our neighbors have to think we are simply batshit)
because we don't have enough of our own, and we piled them up on the
vegetable garden, layered over newspapers and topped with hay. I'm a
glutton for punishment and my curiosity got the best of me, so I just
couldn't hold myself back from trying the lasagna gardening method.
It worked out well, because with the materials we had and the time and
the rain-chasing-us-in factor, we covered about, oh, 60% or so of our
garden. This will provide us an interesting comparison for our
plantings next spring. I will say that I started this in some small
places in September, and I pulled some of that older-placed mulch away
to look in it. It was a veritable worm farm. Very exciting stuff for
organic gardeners. We had an offer of all the Morgan horse manure we
wanted (ETA: heh - Rabbitch has a good point in the comments), and if we'd had the time, we would have gone and got a truckload and added that to the
lasagna layers, but we didn't have time. Perhaps next year.