July 12, 2005
It's so cold, I think I'll wear my new scarf!
Look how cold I am:
Brrr... so cold, I had to raise the collar of my jacket to protect myself from the harsh winds... in my apartment! Clearly poised in front of my closet! Staring at my A/C, wishing it was on! With a high of about 90F today!
And at the risk of TMI, my bottom half is dressed appropriately for this weather, hmmm...
But I'm good at pretending, right? And this is how I envision I'll wear this scarf - wrapped around my neck under a light fall jacket.
Here's a close-up of the lovely texture and color:
So, the FO report is a short one - Berroco Plush Colors, 100% acrylic, Kiwi (1972), 2 skeins, size 10 needles, garter stitch, 5 1/2" wide X 55" long, $21, about 1 week.
Things I LOVE about Berroco Plush (or why it's really nothing like Fun Fur):
- It does not smell funny.
- It does not feel oily.
- It does not shed. At all. This is pretty remarkable for a novelty yarn.
- It is SUPREMELY SOFT. Think of the softest cashmere, qiviut, baby angora (baby angoras are so cute, I cannot express it), whatever - this is softer.
- 2 skeins make the perfectly-sized scarf.
- It elicits weird-ass reactions from perfect strangers.
I would knit another one of these in a second, and I think it would make a great gift.
There has been some talk of reviving the Adrienne Vittadini project, but I'm not sure I can deal with it at this point and time. I did receive a yarn gift this weekend from Rita. She brought me this yarn all the way from Portugal! 58% viscose, 26% acrylic, 9% cotton, 7% linen, fabriqué au Portugal!
It's lovely, shiny, and silky, and methinks it's proper for a slinky scarf. Maybe that will be my new project... Thanks, Rita!