Last summer I found two skeins of Noro Silk Garden in the sale bin at my lys. I had always wanted to try Noro yarn, but was discouraged by the price. (I am a bargain shopper in all ways--even with the beloved yarn.) I scooped up the bargain and saved the yarn, letting it marinate until I found the perfect project. When I found Cat Bordhi, I knew those two skeins were born to be a Moebius Purl Ridge Scarf!! Well, they were born to be 98% of a Moebius Scarf, because I ran out about 3/4 way around on the I-cord BO. Argh! I was NOT gonna frog a Moebius scarf--especially my first Moebius Scarf.
I contacted my lys and of course, no more #65. I went online and found this lovely business--Wool Needlework who had the yarn and in such a good price that I was able to buy two more skeins and have them shipped to me for way less than I could have bought them at my lys anyway. I got the yarn in days and finished the scarf and made a little pillbox to match.
Here it is...and a shot of the shaping at the top. See how cleverly I double-wrapped the lovely scarf to hide the fact that I MESSED UP AND DID A DOUBLE MOEBIUS! Oh good grief. Maybe I should have frogged.
Yep, I lost faith halfway in the first round and twisted again. Has anybody else made that mistake?
I was gonna send this to my mom, but would you send your mom a double Moebius, a defective, mutant Moebius? I think my mom deserves a perfect Moebius, just for putting up with me during my adolescences (all five of them). I am way too old for her to accept it "just cause I made it myself," like the pencil holders and Mother's Day cards and handprints squashed in clay. What to do? Do ya like it, Mom?
Anyway, I enjoyed working with the Silk Garden. It was a visual treat. I will probably do it again. Now I am making myself a cardigan with Kureyon because the other day I walked into my lcs (local craft store?) and there it was--enough Noro Kureyon in a delightful color to make me a cardigan, just for fun. As soon as I get far enough for it to have a recognizable shape, I'll post pics of the progress.
Figh! (knit!)--pronounced "fee"
figheadair (knitter)--pronounced "I'm not sure" (I just like it--fig*head*air)
snath (yarn & wool)--pronounced "snah" (missing an accent mark--somebody tell me how to get accent marks in!)
Lovely words all. Happy figheadh (knitting)!