Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Metallic Blue Scarf

The other day, we visited my grandma on my dad’s side of the family. She is a feisty old lady, and a great source of entertainment as a conversationalist. I had taken my knitting, and was working on a retro, royal blue scarf. After discovering that I knit, she said, “Why, don’t ever buy yarn. I’ve got stacks of yarn, and I’m not sure what to do with it.” I asked, “What colors?” to which she replied, “Oh, all colors. Anything you could want.” She retreated to the basement, and returned lugging several large bags overflowing with yarn.

If you know anything about those who knit, you will know that I felt like I’d just been handed the moon. Most of it was simple yarn, although there were some more decorative varieties. As promised, there was a collage of brightly colored skeins. There was white and pink “Dazzle” yarn, containing reflective fibers that seem to shimmer. She told me to take anything I wanted. I recently taught my sister Bonnie to knit, so she began eagerly perusing through it as well. Best of all, or so I thought, was a skein of metallic blue. It held a distinct silver tint, and I had been looking for just such a treasure, but without success. I began a scarf that evening, completing it the subsequent day. It is not quite as long as I intended, but I adore it. I used the simple knit stitch, and a small stripe of ribbing near each end.


  1. I wish I could knit *sigh*. I could learn though. :) Nice yarn!

  2. Ha! Yeah... know the feeling. Once a friend gave us a ton of awesome yarn... only... I can't knit... >.>