One cold afternoon last October I visited a fiber festival with my friend Jill. We spent some time perusing the booths, which were set up in an old barn, and that is where, beside a stall of alpacas, I found this beautiful yarn.
I was immediately drawn to the unique color combination and the chunkiness of the yarn, plus compared to all the expensive hand spun and hand dyed yarns, it was an absolute bargain. Even though I had declared that I was only going to the festival for inspiration and was not going to buy anything, six balls of this scrumptious yarn came home with me. I could not help myself.
I knew right from the get-go that this yarn was destined to become a scarf or a cowl and by chance I stumbled upon this absolute perfect pattern for a chunky granny scarf.
It was an absolute breeze to make; I started and finished it in a weekend, fitting in a few rows/stitches when I could. In fact it was quite an addictive little project, the chunky yarn worked up very quickly and seeing such immediate results is rather inspiring, wouldn't you agree?
Winter has arrived with a vengeance so I could not have made a scarf at a better time. It is warm and cozy, very pretty, and it makes me very happy to be walking around town wearing something that I made.