With those thoughts in mind, look what ended up in my shopping bag.
James Brett Marble, chunky, ACRYLIC!!! I can't believe I did that. And in blues and purples. My friend Nicki who frequently challenges me to wear something other than my normal colours of browns, greens, oranges and beiges, thought I had finally taken her advice. Sorry, Nicki, this is for the gift exchange at the family Christmas.
At the 20th Anniversary celebrations at London Yarns, I spotted the scarf on display. Perhaps it was the orange, greens and browns of their yarn choice that caught my eye, but I loved it.
"Is there a pattern?" I asked. Janet's talented staff like to do a bit of designing on the side. The pattern they handed me was designed by Cathy
"I burnt out," she said. No kidding. 14 patterns, with separate instructions and yardage requirements to knit each in either DK, KW or Chunky weight yarn - heck that was 42 samples she had to knit. Burnt out indeed!
Acrylic or not, it fit my post-Ombre, need for speed. Started Thursday at knit group and finished Sunday evening, I have a 75 x 8 inch scarf in beautiful colours, that no one can complain 'itches'.