Butternut Scarf

Wow! It’s been a while since I published something here. Summer was finally too hot and a I took a little break in my knitting and went temporarily back to crochet. Sadly I didn’t finish anything and it seems that when I turned to knitting I did it for good.

Even before the Summer ended I started knitting again, but I became freaking lazy to post anything or even to upload my pictures (I know that my family is still waiting for some pics to be on my Flickr). The reason is that many days I work from home. That means that I spent almost the whole day at home in from of a computer. That doesn’t leave me with a lot of energies to do more useful stuff in front of my Mac after work. So, very ashamed, I have to admit that most of what I do at home after work is watching series in an almost a compulsive way. This is what you get in Autumn: shorter days, cold, rain and a lot of knitting while watching something. Oh, well, yeah, I’m also doing some sports to fight this laziness, but that’s a subject for another occasion.

Just before leaving for our Summer trip to Algarve, I finished the Butternut Scarf. I was after that project for a while for my mum. I have already mentioned her surgery last year, and her need to wear scarves to conceal her scar (I should make a post one day about all the scarves I’ve made for her). It’s true that overtime the scar got less evident, and in Summer she even decided to show her chest again let it go.

I fell in love with this scarf since the moment I laid eyes on it. What I needed then was the perfect yarn for the perfect scarf. And I liked the idea of making it in yellow, similar to the original. After looking and looking in several shops (what’s with the lack of yellow this year?), I came across the perfect yarn at Tejeme, a yarn shop from Asturias with great stuff and a website for online shopping. There I found Malabrigo Lace Pollen. It was a bit pricy, but I was impatient to feel all the good qualities Malabrigo is famous for.

A few days later a small package arrived, beautifully wrapped, with a handwritten note and a marker as a gift. The yarn felt immediately soft as silk in my hands.

The pattern seemed a bit of a challenge at the beginning, but after some repeats it stuck to my head and I didn’t need to walk around with the instructions anymore. Every stitch came naturally to me. Here you can see the scarf at its beginnings with the little marker the folks at Tejeme sent:

After some days the scarf was finished and I gave it to my mother when they came to Madrid for our trip to Portugal. I am very proud to say that I saw her wearing it several times during our Skype calls. It feels so good when you make something they like.