However, using US13 needles has been a torture to me! I was already using the Denise set, but my hands just felt so very tired. 4" into the scarf I already lost steam to continue ... as well as the love for this yarn. 1 ball was used, so I returned the unused one to the shop. But I still wanted to make the scarf. Part of the charm of the scarf on me is the photo - the colourway of the yarn is so beautiful! So, last Friday, I went to Commuknity in San Jose because I knew for sure they sell Manos. It is a very nice shop with a large living room which makes you feel at home. I was browsing around the shop leisurely ... all the time seeing the Manos wall opposite the living room. I was a bit disappointed because the colourways of the skeins hung there were not too impressive on me. Finally, I went up to the wall to have a closer look ... and that was the moment ... among the very deep colourways was a lonely skein of Manos 113 ... Wildflowers ... I was in love!
10 minutes later, it was mine. That same night, I cast on for the scarf ... with the terrible realization that all this time I had misread the yarn requirement. I always thought it was only using 1 skein. This one skein was the only one in the shop! I tried my luck by casting on 24 stitches instead of 30 and got a slimmer and shorter scarf, which I would call "The Manos Love Affair Scarf":
Pattern: my so-called scarf from sheep in the city
Yarn: Manos del Uruguay Col: 113 Wildflower
Finished measurements: 4" by 34"
In case you are wondering, yes, I'm going to keep this scarf for myself! I'll look for something else for the little girl.
I'd like to end this post by introducing you to one of my little buddies:
Usually, they are extremely fast and quiet. Last week, I managed to capture this little guy while he was feasting on the nuts I put on the fence. Actually, I interrupted his meal ... as 2 seconds later, he was gone!