Monday, December 27, 2010

Yet Another Christmas Spoiler

You know the drill--a Christmas gift is revealed in this post that hasn't been given to its recipient yet. Up to you if you want to look further or wait...

Alright, so I told you I started a gift on Christmas Eve and now I can tell you that I finished it!

The yarn is a 50/50 wool/alpaca blend (Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light). It's nice but if pressed I'd have to admit it feels a little "hairy." (Not quite "itchy," mind.) I don't think it can be worn tight around the neck, but loosely draped it feels fine.

Although the feel may be rated as average, the colour is stunning. It's called Prune Mix which is a fairly accurate description of the purple as far as words can describe colours. The "mix" part of it contains spots of yellow, bright blue, red and orange. They really are spectacular. I think you can see the little yellow fibers and maybe spots of blue in the above pic.

The pattern is the Honey Cowl that I made recently for Red Purl. This version is a little narrower and possibly a little shorter. I cast on the same number, but I did use one size smaller needle because I thought it was more appropriate for this yarn.

Because I didn't want to include a long instruction manual with the gift, I'm going to spell out the wearing options here:

1. Long scarf: one loop around the neck:

2. Cowl: two loops around the neck:

3. Folded in half, wrapped around the neck with one end looped inside the other;

4. Oh, and not pictured, is the option to wrap it over your head and then around the neck, but I only recommend that in "cold weather emergencies" as it looks a lot like a babushka.
(Not so hip these days.) But warm. So use as deemed necessary.

Well, if you're reading this, Recipient of the Scarf, I hope you like it. All the rest of you, I hope you're not too disappointed you didn't get it! That's how it goes, I guess...

1 comment:

  1. ypwolters@yahoo.comJanuary 8, 2011 at 8:15 PM

    I wear it daily! (Matches both my coats) Thankfully it hasn't been so cold to warrent the babushka style! Thanks again, love it.


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