BUT, I couldn’t resist the winning combination of the Red Scarf project and Norma. Singly both are wonderful and together they overcame my innate self-craft-absorption. Having decided to knit a red scarf, I decided to go yummy (kind of like "go big" but on a fiber level). As far as I’m concerned, yummy fiber equals Art Fibers. A trip to this den of iniquity yielded two lovely skeins of Satori in a red and black colorway. Satori has the luminosity of silk and the softness of "super" kid mohair. Nothing but the best for my "college kid".
The pattern I chose was one I’d made before and thoroughly enjoyed. It’s the Multi-directional Scarf Pattern found on the internets. It’s alot of knitting bang for your buck. I can heartily recommend it, especially for striping and variegated yarns.
I’m pleased with the result and hope my college student will be too. I plan on adding a gift card or two so the kid can get a treat and mail it off in January when they’re set up to receive scarves. If this sounds like something you’d like to do, get to it! You’ve got ’til January and let’s face it, if I can do it, so can you. It’s the little things that can mean so much…Don’t worry, I’m not getting sappy – it’s the Shiraz or the PMS – take your pick. Cheers!