Thrifty scarves
Two nice things...

Tasting yarn and some FOs

I went to another Yarn Tasting Evening at Stash Yarns yesterday. This one was for Lorna's Laces and was just as enjoyable as the first one in September. Dawn and Jill were there and several other knitters I hadn't met before, including blogger Ingrid from Tales of the knitty. The evening went by like a flash (natter, knit, natter, knit) and we all thoroughly approved of the yarns we swatched.

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Swatch pic - clockwise from top left, Lion & Lamb (50% silk/50% wool), Shepherd Bulky (100% superwash wool), Shepherd Worsted (100% superwash wool), Swirl DK (85% merino wool/15% silk). Yarn pic (I was too busy talking to swatch these!) - left, Helen's Lace (50% silk/50% wool); right, Shepherd Sock (80% superwash wool/20% nylon).

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I've knitted with Lion & Lamb before and can report that it's just as nice to work it with a hook as it is to knit. I really fell for the Shepherd Worsted though; it's soft, non-tickly against your skin and takes colour wonderfully. I bought two skeins in the Berry colourway to make a scarf. Isn't the colour glorious?

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Kiri's finished! Blocked, it measures 85cm x 170cm and was such a lovely pattern to knit (thanks, Polly) that I'm sure I'll make it again. Also finished is a black silk scarf knitted in one strand of Tilli Tomas Rock Star and one strand of Anny Blatt Kanpur (thanks, Liz). I tried out several ideas, all of which proved far too complicated for the yarn, and finally settled for garter stitch which is reversible and shows off the beads really well. I love it; really glam!

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Comments

ah, beat me again! Kiri looks lovely (the colour's nice, is this one for you?) as does the Tilly scarf, but I wonder if the sequins will make it scratchy? It looks very silky though.

Great to meet you last night. It was fun, wasn't it? I love your Kiri - I've knitted Birch three times so maybe I should do Kiri for a change!

That Lion and Lamb is gorgeous - what colourway is that??

They're disc-shaped glass beads, not sequins; a bit cold on the neck rather than scratchy! I don't know what any of the Lorna's Laces colourways were called; the Lion & Lamb one is really pretty, but the colours striped rather unattractively in some of the knitted swatches.

Good to see you enjoyed the evening. We definately like the same colours! Hope to see you soon.

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