I have some wonderful knitting friends. They offer to help with everything from knitting samples to updating my newsletter list. And they make pattern suggestions. One friend recently recommended a cute, quick scarf project. She was on a roll with this pattern and had made several fun, colorful scarves that didn't take much time or yarn. What's not to love? I tucked away the pattern idea for future reference.
Yesterday I had a meeting - an opportunity for knitting time. The only requirement was that the meeting project had to be small and mindless. None of my current projects fit the bill, so I started thinking of other options. I remembered the cute, little scarf and looked up the details. Perfect.
Two hundred stitches and 30 rows of stockinette with strategically placed decreases and increases in the middle. A ribbon of ruffles.
A keyhole is the finishing touch.
The cast off tail is joined to the first cast on stitch.
Like my friend I'm sure I'll have to make more than one. A bright, colorful ruffle makes a fun accessory.
The yarn is an Alpaca / Merino / Silk blend I have available only at shows.
DanDoh will make a nice addition to the project options for this yarn.
I think of berries only in the summer, but my daughter had a craving and came up with this berry treat. My color inspiration for the week.
So pretty, so pink.