Just in time for a short stretch of rainy days, I have a new scarf. The pattern is from A Fine Fleece (like the Narragansett Bay Socks were), and the yarn is Morehouse Merino laceweight. Easy pattern, pretty results, thumbs up all around.
Has anyone else used the "broken" skeins of this laceweight from the $2 bin at Morehouse during Rhinebeck last year? I know I wasn't the only one pawing around in there looking for matching colours. (Rachael? Strizzy, did you get some?) I got ready to wind the first skein -- which means I secured the ball winder to the coffee table and asked Bill to hold up his hands for the skein -- and the first end I pulled turned out to be a strand shorter than a yard. I had a sinking feeling that instead of a 200-ish-yard skein, I'd bought 200 one-yard strands. The next end I pulled yielded a five-yard strand, and then the rest of the skein was intact! Same with the second skein. I'm not sure exactly how much yarn I ended up with, but it was about 400 yards in total -- plus, this yarn is extremely spit-spliceable, so any breaks can be joined easily. (Great news, since I have another four skeins in olive green.) So this scarf used $4 worth of merino! Thrifty and pretty -- a great combo!
I'm happy with my haircut, but you can't really see it in any of the photos I took. (Basically, I had the bottom cut off, so it looks less like a moo-lay.) However, Ene's Scarf is blocking as we speak, so I'll be taking more pictures soon (when it stops raining, that is). And I cast on last night for an Adamas Shawl with my yummy Yarn Chef Buttercream. That old lace knitting, it has me in its spell!