As a rule, I tend not to buy yarn on-line, unless I know what it is I'm getting. Unless I've fondled the yarn, and know what the colour is like in daylight in real life. Or unless it's really good value and worth a punt. Like when Purl recently had Lobster Pot cashmere on sale.
Although I repeatedly announce at random moments that "I don't do pink", it does seem somewhat pink, but it's a kind of pink that I seem increasingly willing to "do". A sort of dusky, plummy, muted shade that hints at purple. I'm also growing more partial to brighter, warm, watermelon and peachy pinks, but that's another story.
With my little one skein 100 yard indulgence I wanted to create something to warm my neck. It's been quite nippy here lately. I pondered options, tried this, and then saw Kate's simple scarf, and decided to keep it simple too. Loose garter stitch on 10mm needles, a Baktus kerchief so that I could try to use every last inch of yarn (in the end, about 40cm leftover).
It feels deliciously soft and squishy, and is just the length and width for wrapping twice around my neck and tying in a little knot, neatly closing the gap between my chin and the collar of my winter coat. Perfect for keeping out the winter chill.
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