This simple, but glorious scarf, is made amazing by the yarn that's used.
In this case, it's a skein of hand spun yarn that I purchased at the yarn guild last December. The skein sat and sparkled at me for months until I figured out the perfect pattern for it.
All through Ecuador I knit on this scarf. Through the cloud forest all the way down to the rain forest and canoeing on the Amazon river. On a bumpy bus and a small airplane. Surrounded by fellow travelers and tucked into my room at night. It has been a delight to watch it grow.
I was sorry to see this project come to an end though. There will be other skeins but this one, this one was special. It may have cinched the deal that someday, in my spare time, I will be a spinner and make some of this yarn myself. I believe that once you knit with hand spun yarn full of colors and sparkles well, there may be no way to go back.
There's always September though, right?
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