I am in love with the colour of this yarn.
I had bought it a couple years ago knowing that I wanted to knit it into some sort of cowl, or have it up around my face somehow, but at the time knit it into a hideous-too-thick-unwearable-monster-cowl. Monster cowl formerly seen here.
I finally tore apart the monster cowl(and it was knit triple-stranded, so trying to "de-ply" it was a frustrating two-person job...), and off I went on the Mustard scarf.
pattern: Mustard Scarf by Jane Richmond which is available on Ravelry as a free download...not sure if it is elsewhere on the internet or not.
yarn: Cascade 220 handpaints/hand-dyed, less than one skein --colourway (uh? not sure)
The abalone button I got last fall at the twice yearly Ottawa Antique sale. The Antique sale in general was a bit of a bust for me (not my usual kitschy flea market fare and too TOO rich for my blood) but I did manage to get a handful of big vintage buttons, which at the time for two and three dollars a pop seemed steep to me. I went back once more last week when the event rolled into town again hoping for more, but that same seller wasn't back this time. Big vintage buttons are always good for those one off hats and cowls that require large, singular notions. I plan to keep my eyes peeled for more from here on in.
Though that said the loosey-goosey nature of this lacey thing made sewing the button on a bit annoying. I still feel like it's not very secure, but for now it'll do.
I also have tons of this yarn leftover so I may do more. This pattern may be the perfect Xmas knit. It's not a very long scarf and I think it went up in a couple of evenings only. It's going to be a great stash buster for single skeins in the stash next fall.
apparently there is a real art to taking pictures of yourself that I have yet to master...
As the owl sweater nears completion I find I'm now starved for smaller projects again. I am even considering something I swore up and down I would never do: a wedding shrug that will hide tattoos. Sigh.
speaking of which: anyone have the pattern for the "little silk shrug" from lace style that they'd be willing to throw my way? (I would happily exchange for something in my library...). Bah. I suppose I am not above buying the book or winging it though. I'm starting to run out of room on my bookshelf.