Another great thing about this time of year is that it gives me a chance to break out all those little scarves and wraps that I have knitted, just as a small something to keep the morning chill off my neck. The Flutter Scarf has made an appearance and so have Lady Eleanor and one of the Clapotis but do you know what? I just haven't got enough scarves! I need a whole rainbow of silky, flirty little neck pieces to see me through the change of season. It shouldn't take me too long, right?
Wearing my Flutter Scarf, which I spindle spun from Merino Tencel fibre convinced me that it is the perfect fibre for this time of year so I had a good rummage through my stash and came up with a skein of Yarn Yard Caber in a beautiful shade called Sea Glass which I thought would make a lovely scarf. Armed with some helpful suggestions from friends on Ravelry I hunted around for a suitable pattern but nothing really appealed. I did download a pattern from a well known designer and was a little horrified to see that I had just paid $5 for a pattern lifted straight out of a stitch dictionary which once I had started knitting it just didn't have the rhythm I need to be able to quickly memorise it for train knitting. I then had a bit of a light bulb moment and realised that the best thing to do was to get the stitch dictionaries out myself and find something more to my taste.
This simple lace rib was just what I was looking for so I started knitting, and knitting, and knitting.....
At least I have already cast on with the Silk Garden. This rather uninteresting piece of fabric is another Clapotis. Yes, I know that in the world of the knitter they are so last year darling, but in my little world of finding nice, simple, stylish things to wear I can't get enough of them and a warm red autumnal one will be perfect.
And if that wasn't enough look at this little beauty - a cone of wool silk lace weight that I bought from the crazy Belgians at the Iknit weekender.