Some time ago, I signed up for TheMissMarple read-along and scarfexchange. I've always been a big fan of Agatha Christie's books, and have read most of them several times. I've also seen some of the movies lately on tv. So when KhadijhaCaitlin hosted another read/knitalong, I signed up! The idea was to read three different MissMarple- novels, and knit a scarf for a secret pal. Well- not so secret... Anyway- I got my scarf in the mail today! A lovely package from Kiki in Germany. I got so exited I had to open it right away- the sheep had to wait for their feed-LOL!
And this is what met me: A lovely scarf- Fickle fingers(I can't figure out any link), in bluish, the yarn is Ethno from Zitron. It is fun, warm, and incredibly soft! Kiki had also added some woolsoap, a stitchmarker, a bookmark- currently in use in my MissMarple-novel!- green tea, and some delicious chocolate! Such a great package! I wore the scarf today, as it is still pretty cold around here, and it felt so soft and nice around my neck. Thank you, Kiki!
In other news, my IcelandicLaceShawl is finished! It was a MUCH quicker knit than I had expected, and those dreaded pick-me-up's weren't half as bad as I had anticipated. There are a ton of mistakes in it, but I'll just leave them there, since nobody will ever notice anyway! Unless of course they have knitted it themselves... I've washed and blocked it, and the yarn is very soft, and has a great "hold" to it, it seems to take blocking very well. It isn't very big, but it's definitely warm. I think it will go into my giftbasket to begin with. Some details. I haven't quite figured out what is the wrong side, and what is the right side, it can be worn either way, I guess, since there are purl rows on both sides!
The Yarn is one-ply Navia, a faroese/australian/shetland blend 100% wool, in natural colours. The yarn was a pleasure to knit with! I used 3.5mm Prym bamboo circular needles, and I think it turned out nicely. I've casted on for another shawl, one that has been on my to-do list for ages... BeeFields by Anne Hanson of Knitspot. I've bought a dark red wool for it, but since I can't get blogger to upload more than 5 pictures at a time, -and it takes so long to upload that I'm turning all grey here!- I'll show pictures next time! It's coming along nicely. I was thinking of knitting it for my sister-in-law's 50th birthday on April 25th...but that might be too short a notice, considering I'm also preparing for DS2's confirmation celebrations on May 3rd! And Hubby's back in Houston...hopefully he'll be back home by the end of April... DD2's mittens are coming along nicely. She has only the top of the second mitten, and both thumbs left. Her siblings call her "the little homemaker"! She came home with a bookmark and a pillow that she had made in school. And she told me that she was the only one allowed to start a new project- none of the others could, because they hadn't finished what they were making! She was pretty proud of that.
I'll leave you with the everchanging view....taken a couple of days ago. All the snow we got for Easter has disappeared! It's spring! Have a nice weekend:-)