Well, the Spindrift scarf went to frog heaven, (too bad, I love that Misti Alpaca...) and I dug around the stash to find something else. I came up with a wonderfully soft charcoal mohair. I didn't have enough for a Spindrift Scarf, but the Emperor's New Scarf would be perfect. And so it begins. The white waste yarn will be pulled and you finish around the resulting holes with a contrasting yarn. Instead of contrasting, I think I will use the same mohair, but string some fabulous glass beads on it to add that depth and sparkle.
Lucy Neatby's brain must be fascinating. You really just have to trust her patterns, and follow blindly for the first round or so, then they make sense.
This will be a Christmas gift for someone on my list. It seems to be shaping up as the Christmas of scarves this year. This is not a bad thing - scarves are great summer knitting - no huge pile of wool in the lap.
Speaking of which, I do still attack the Red Green Sweater - I'm so close to the end that I just want to finish it so I can soak it and watch the yarn soften and bloom. Then it's picking out the closures and done. I've got my eye on a few more sweaters I want to make once this is done.
And just to show what else is going on around the house: Green beans, fresh from the garden. Picked, washed and steamed within 15 minutes. So yummy...