Of course, I've also been knitting. Once I was into the dropped stitch section of the Victorian Ruby, I just worked on it during the scattering bits of time here and there. I thought it would take forever to reach the desired length ... but then who knows? All of a sudden, it was done! It is really lovely! My plan for this scarf is to be a gift for my grandmother-in-law. Like my mother-in-law, she loves red. I made a scarf for her a long long time ago, so I thought it was time for a second handknit gift. But I am not sure if mohair would be her thing. When I modeled the scarf for photos, well, I fell in love with this scarf! So, I think I would put it aside and decide later.
In the meantime, I would continue some other gift knitting. You may find that I didn't do much specific seasonal gift knitting. That's because I find it just too stressful, and thus not enjoyable, to knit under the pressure of having all the gifts done with a deadline, say, Christmas. I have several gifts planned and would just take my time working on them.
Pattern: Victorian Ruby designed by Jane Sowerby from Victorian Lace Today
I first saw this pattern in Knitter's Magazine and finally had the time to work on it. If you are looking for challenging lace work, this is not for you. But we all know that it doesn't need to be complicated to be beautiful. This is actually good tv knitting, other than socks.
Yarn: Feza Kid Mohair (85% Mohair, 8% Nylon, 7% Polyster) Col:569 Red
Less than 2 balls were used. I have used this yarn many times before ... love it. Besides, bright red scarves are always gorgeous.
Needles: Denise US7
Final measurements: 14" x 76" after blocking
Cast On: 04-17-2007
Cast Off: 05-16-2007