A Well-Travelled Scarf
My new scarf (Ravelry link) has seen lots of exciting places.
I dragged the yarn and pattern in my bag through London; cast on in my cousins’ living room in Heidelberg; worked the first few fiddly rows on the train across Germany and the Netherlands; finished the first chart sipping hot cocoa in an Amsterdam cafe; knit my way home across the Atlantic; and cast off in my living room here in the Bay Area. Now it’s my go-to shield against the San Francisco summer wind and fog.
Malabrigo Lace (Ravelry link) is my new favorite yarn; it’s 100% wool, but soft enough to wear against my neck without even a little itchiness. And yet – it’s affordable! My post-law school budget doesn’t have the wiggle room for cashmere, but Malabrigo Lace makes a darn decent substitute. The color (Tortuga) is also pretty fantastic; a purplish-gray, it has the decency to tend toward whatever shade complements the outfit I’m wearing at the moment.
Though the pattern (Aeolian Shawl) calls it a “shoulderette,” I wear it like a scarf, fluffed up just enough to show off some of the fabulous edging. It’s perfect tucked inside the neck of the leather jacket Chris found me in a vintage shop in Amsterdam.
All in all, I think it’s the perfect remembrance of a perfect trip.
Photos by Lily – thanks, Lil!