My daughter is spending the summer far away being an intern. She’s living with a friend whose family was kind enough to take her in for the summer! We are so grateful to them and the expense that she was spared. I decided to honor the friend’s mother and father with hand knit gifts. What could be better?
OK, so guys’ gifts aren’t so difficult to figure out. I knitted a pair of socks from Regia Silk, graciously modeled by my husband. Easy.
Not so easy. Well, friend and daughter suggested a scarf. That sounds good because I can do that. I decided to make a simple feather and fan scarf. OK, so I switched the color after texting back and forth and some sleuthing on daughter’s and friend’s part. I used Shepherd’s Wool Fingering from Stonehedge Fiber Mill. It’s all done and I hope she likes it!
I’d rather give her the other scarf I’m knitting, called Intense Scarf, but the colors are very bold and I don’t think the mom would like it. Plus, Intense Scarf is not finished yet. It’s a pretty complicated pattern that’s taking longer. And I love this Malabrigo yarn. It’s so soft. Oh, and I like it too much to gift it.
Problem solved. I’ll make the supreme sacrifice and keep it.