|Green Tea nearly finished|
I'm done, and tonight Christmas was finally over. The last stitch was knit on the last gift scarf. It's not a secret anymore--I've been knitting scarves since the first part of December. Six of them.
|Knit on the bias, the scarf is grafted together to|
form a loop.
The house work suffered. The chickens were slightly neglected. The wall/ceiling painting in my house stopped. My "get to" blog experienced severe lapses of stillness. Meals were quick or eaten out. I was knitting. "Mom's on a mission" was the word in the street.
|Bliss on the fingers|
|Bliss for the neck|
Shibui makes a extra fine mohair and silk yarn called "Silk Cloud." I fell in love, bought one each of Raspberry, Blush, Watermelon, Fjord, Camel, and Green Tea to match the women in the family, and after completing the first bias loop scarf, knew some would be coming off the needles well into the new year. So be it.
Every stitch was a delight; every touch of the yarn a thrill. I've been in heaven for over 110 hours during the last six weeks while creating these cuddles for the neck. So tonight I'm wrapping it up as the last of the Things I get to do today and tomorrow my niece who's flying back to school in Belgium in a few days will have her Christmas present.
|Camel for my daughter|
PS. I have yarn for one for myself in Bordeaux, and Valentine's Day is coming: a scarf in Raspberry for my mother.