Monday, January 05, 2015
fo: Véron the Travel Scarf
Travel days in and out of camp can include a lot of sitting around and waiting, never mind the hour or so flight. Obviously this is perfect knitting time! Last April, I started up a scarf pattern as my travel day project. See, I find scarves to be unbearably slow - they just never seem to end and resigning myself to such a dull project is equally unbearable. But as a travel day project? Doable!
Véron by Ellen Poirot
Yarn: Juniper Moon Farm - Moonshine in blue
I used two skeins of this rather pricy yarn. At $20/skein, this was definitely a yarny treat for myself. It was actually the very first yarn I bought at our LYS when it opened this spring! With a blend of 40% wool, 40% alpaca, and 20% silk, it was a dream to work with. So soft and squishy, with some lovely tonal shades in the twist. It's single ply though, and after months of it being shoved in and out of a travel bag, it's looking a little worn and scruffy. Still looks pretty though, and you can't beat the softness. Wish is good, because being stuffed in and out of bags is how I normally treat scarves.
If you haven't noticed yet, I'm a bit in love with this scarf.
Now I just need to find a new travel project!