Sunday, January 02, 2011

On the Ninth Day of Christmas...

I'm still not crazy about the colors.


Although tonight's sunset (and I was in the car without the camera, so you'll have to take my word for it!) reflected off ribbons of cloud contained nearly every shade in the scarf, in almost the same order.


I love the weight and the drape, light enough to be picked up by the wind, soft enough to not itch, long and wide enough to be warm wrapped in layers around my neck.


And, now that I look at these pictures, it is certainly prettier than my backyard in its winter attire of drab browns and...browns...


Maybe.  Even if it goes to live with someone else, though, I am very happy to have knitted it.  It was fun to memorize a lace pattern, and to discover such a lovely use for sock yarn.

School starts back tomorrow, and it took every ounce of willpower not to mope with my son.  Tomorrow morning we get up early, bundle up (hmmm, I do have a new scarf...) and return to our routines.  But it is still Christmas, for three more days anyway!

2 comments:

Cathy said...

Nature doesn't do ugly colors. What a wonderful affirmation of your scarf in the sunset! And how wonderfully it perks up the browns of winter! Color, weight, drape, softness, and warmth...and the knitter...whoever wears it will be enfolded in your love and creativity also!

Sara Castelli said...

I love the color and that is what first attracted me to it to see what it was!