I was hurrying through my customary Pre-Shabbos shopping when I was ambushed by yarn. Or actually by YARN!
The LYS is strategically located between the Dry Fruit Store and Local Catering. Since I usually shop there on Friday, I pass by the LYS every week, but usually, I shop much earlier, when the LYS is still closed.
This time around I went to the bakery first, and made it to the shopping center about half an hour later than usual.
So there I was, blithely walking and trying to remember all the fruit I need to feed my baking hysteria (more about that in the next post) when I took one tiny little look at the front window of our one and only LYS.
And there it was!
For all of you who can’t believe that it is possible to be abducted by yarn I can only say that you simply had to be there. It was a love at first touch! I know, I know, I just told you that I was outside, passing by and only looking… If you want to know how I got inside, do not ask me, I have no idea how it happened.
Anyway, it really took one touch to know that this yarn HAD to come home with me.
It is amazingly soft and touching it is truly addicting. And then there is the yarn structure
Just look at it!
Anyway, I had a really worthwhile goal here. I needed a quick gift for my DIL’s birthday. She has admired my knitting before but I was still worried about giving her first handmade gift. I knew that no matter what I made from this yarn would be the right thing to make.
The name of the yarn is Fluffy, Soft & Quik by Alize. It is supposedly made for babies. But I do not see what can be made from it to fit the baby other than blankets. And blankets would be very, very expensive, but so very luxuriously soft. It is super bulky! There are only 10 yards (9.2 meters) in 100 grams. Yarn comes kind of folded up in a loose package and needs to be rolled into a ball.
I used size 15 needles (Bamboo, by Clover) to knit a very simple garter stitch scarf for my DIL. A couple of skeins of yarn at 15 stitches per row to make a very wide generously sized scarf.
I was not sure how much yarn I would need for the scarf so I took 3 skeins, you know, just in case… I thought I might return the extra skein if it will be left over. Well, there is no way this skein is going back to the store, my kids are in love with it! So I am going to make a mini scarf for DD 3, whose birthday is in a week.
The scarf is practically done. I just need to bind off and weave in the ends.