Thursday, November 30, 2006

Am I Blue?

Once again, need meets inventory. While going through three long forgotten bags of bounty in search of sock yarn, I rescued two beautiful Wedgwood blue hanks of Catalina Baby Chunky Alpaca. This could have been the end of a rather short story had I not received an email the other day from an ailing friend whose partner is struggling with caring for both my friend and her own aging father.

Since I truly believe everyone deserves to be taken care of every now and then, I decided to provide a bit of it in the form of a warm hug from a handmade scarf. "J" doesn't know it (nor does she read my blog, so the secret is safe), but she should soon be the recipient of Bobble Blue:

Chunky alpaca blue scarf
I was able to make quick work of this chunky yarn with US10 1/2's. There's no real pattern other than an arrow stitch topped by one small bobble. I'm thinking of writing it up and posting it on the sidebar if there's any interest.

With up to a foot of snow expected in the Chicago area, I'm sure this baby will come in handy right away.


Anonymous Marisol said...

This scarf came out lovely! I wouldn't mind making one of my own if you share the pattern:)

11/30/2006 03:51:00 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

Lovely, Karen you are so thoughtful.

11/30/2006 04:14:00 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

Beautiful scarf! Do post the pattern. What a generous person you are.

11/30/2006 06:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are so thoughtful, I admire you! Me too, wouldn't mind the pattern (esp. since it will be a qucik knit). Down to the 20's at night out west. Will be well used:)
keep warm too, Terry

11/30/2006 06:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Knit Mongrel said...

I'd LOVE the pattern! It's lovely... hope you've got your soup on hand... sounds like we're in for a long 24 hours! Hope you're staying warm...

11/30/2006 06:57:00 PM  
Blogger Terri said...

I think this pattern is a stunner! I can see the arrow thing in it, but it almost looks like hearts too. Happy knitting and be well!

12/01/2006 04:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Karen, it is a beautiful scarf and a very thoughtful gift. How sweet of you! I'd love the pattern too!!

Nery (blogless)

Have a nice weekend! Stay warm!

12/01/2006 09:45:00 AM  
Blogger Debi said...

It's beautiful, just like your heart :)

12/02/2006 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Denise said...

Not only this scarf is very nice but the way you give a warm hug is so great!

12/02/2006 06:13:00 PM  

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