Saturday, June 09, 2007

Scarf for Stephenie

Pattern: "Yo, Drop It!" from Stitch n' Bitch
Yarn: Moda Dea Ticker Tape in Festival
Completed: April 9, 2007

I picked this yarn up at Michael's a while ago when it was on sale. It's a beautiful sunset kind of palette and I really liked it. Of course ribbon yarn is hard to use, but I remembered this pattern and so it was paired with this yarn for a few years while it waited patiently in the stash.

Originally I was thinking it would make a good, quick birthday present for Grandma sometime. But my cousin-in-law also has a birthday in April (that makes four of us in the family), very close to my birthday and Mom's birthday, so when I planned to head home this year after Easter, Mom planned a birthday party for the three of us. What can I give her? I thought. Aha! I answered myself, realizing that such a color scheme was better suited for Steph anyways.

At some point, Steph asked Mom to de-emphasize her at the party, which was fine, but I still had this scarf for her...I finished it on the plane (made a great, easy, portable plane project) and gave it to her discreetly before she left the party. It was a hit...the ribbon yarn means it's not very warm, more of an accessory, and perfect for spring. Part of me wanted to keep it!

This knits up really nice and fast with all the drop stitches, and does show off the yarn color changes really well. The yarn is fairly soft, especially for ribbon yarn, but a few rough spots on my hands did keep catching it. Still, I'd recommend it.

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