Butternut Scarf

Pattern: Butternut Scarf

Made for: Gurmeet

Size: 13×46.5″ blocked

Yarn: Indigodragonfly Merino Silk Lace in Pink Freud colourway

Needles: 3.0mm circulars

Gauge: larger than recommended

Started: Aug 13/11        Finished: Sept 11/11

Modifications: Knit at a slightly larger gauge due to the right sized needles being in use.

This was made for a very good friend who also happens to be my coworker. She is an awesome friend for a knitter to have as she speaks enough “knitter-ese” to understand when I get technical and is always admiring and commenting on the projects she sees me work on during our coffee break. And to make her an even better friend to a knitter she has never once asked for anything for herself.

So I decided to make her a birthday present this year. It all started when I spotted the skein of Indigodragonfly’s Merino Silk Lace in Pink Freud and thought the colour would look fabulous on Gurmeet. When I came back a few weeks later and it was still there I snatched it up and decided to make her one of Anne Hanson’s Little Nothings.

Her birthday was this past Tuesday. Sadly I don’t have any pictures of her modelling it so the ones of me will have to do but best of all was her reaction: “I finally have a Lizzie!”. 

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Unexpected, unplanned hiatus is over

I can’t say I had planned to disappear for almost two months but that does seem to be what has happened. Nothing super exciting has happened but a lot of knitting has happened. There is a handful of finished objects that will be gracing the blog over the next little while that will give you an accurate picture of what I have been up to knitting-wise and some that might have to wait as they are gifts that have yet to be given.

I have reached a bit of a milestone as I have finished 13 projects so far this year and there are still at least three more months of solid knitting time. Last year I managed to make it to 12 finished objects which is a pretty big number on its own for me. I guess that means I am getting much better at finishing the projects I have started.

I’m sure I’ll be updating over the next couple of weeks so I will leave you with a picture of Frankie who has grown quite a bit!