It’s been awhile since I posted any knitting and/or yarn-related content because we’ve been getting adjusted to Corey’s new insulin pumping schedule. During this time, there has been knitting, but I haven’t had the motivation to post about any of it until now.
Plus, the projects I’ve been working on recently have been for swaps, so they’re supposed to be surprises and I can’t post about them until they’re received (or they won’t be surprises anymore). However, I knit a scarf for the Ravelry scarf exchange that looks good, but is nowhere near neck friendly.
This is the Yarn Harlot’s One-Row Handspun Scarf that I made for my Ravelry Scarf Exchange pal. I custom-ordered some handpainted, handspun Corriedale wool yarn from the Charbridge Woolen Company on etsy. Advertised as soft and springy, it came to me very springy, but very scratchy. Definitely not against-the-skin soft enough. I made the scarf anyway because it really looks beautiful and I wanted to knit this pattern. It’s about seven feet long and I love the pattern, which I will probably knit in many different yarns in the future.
Now I’m going back to square one to find a new yarn for a new scarf for my pal. Good thing I have till mid-December to get it done and shipped! What I’d really like to find is some really soft handspun wool yarn that has a nice gradiation to it… does anyone know of any like that? If you do, please let me know because I have to order it soon!