I stopped in at a local thrift store just to browse, and I found two scarves that look handmade and are hopefully wool, as the plan is to use the yarn for felting. The first is a dark raspberry color with hints of orange and grey (much more red than the picture)
The second looks like a barely spun bulky single with black and bright jewel tones
I’ll unravel these and do a swatch to test for felting.
What else have I been up to? I finished the Let’s Go Met’s Scarf for my MIL – I’ll post a pic on my Ravelry page. I also made a headband that uses the All Fool’s Welt or Wager Welt stitch from Barbara Walker’s A Treasury of Knitting Patterns. It has a funny story that there was a ‘wager’ concerning how many rows out of eight are purled, as it’s hard to tell from its appearance (the answer is one). The yarn is Berroco Denim Silk a rayon, silk blend, and the color is a light icy blue. I need to find a button for it and then I just hope it holds its shape. I knitted it using short rows – very similar to Calorimetry.
I’m trying to grow out my hair and this should come in handy on bad hair days, with warm ears as a bonus.
I’d better get working on my sock pattern. I’m almost finished – if I could stop casting on new projects! Focus, focus focus.