A few weeks ago I had to attend a meeting in a city 200 miles away. Not wanting to have to rise at oh-dark-thirty to get there by the 10:00 start time, I made the drive the previous day and left early enough to get there before dark. This had the added benefit of allowing me to check out a yarn shop there.
The Wisconsin Wool Exchange specializes “..[in] locally produced and hand-dyed wool and fiber.” How could I pass up such a shop, even though my stash is definitely at S.A.B.L.E. level? And did I find exactly the yarn I needed? Why, yes, I did!
I have had a strong hankering (see what I did there?) for a turquoise-ish hat and scarf to coordinate with these fingerless gloves. I had once made such a hat and scarf, but the hat was ::ahem:: rather less than flattering on me. They were donated to last year’s warm clothing drive after one season of wear.
I started the scarf right away that same night and finished it last Friday.
Yarn: Kimmet Croft Softie DK (75/25 merino/angora; 4 oz skein, 450 yards)*
Needles: Addi Turbo US#7
Pattern: 2×2 rib
Kimmet Croft (Wisconsin Rapids, WI) sells on Etsy if you are interested.
I relied on my memory to tell me that this yarn was exactly the color I needed to coordinate with a skein of fingering weight merino for a Sockhead hat.
* Focus con color instead of reading the label meant that I did not notice that this was DK weight, not the worsted weight I thought/assumed. This meant that the scarf is not quite as long as I would like. But it is long enough to loop around my neck and keep it warm, which is what we are all going for when we knit a scarf, right?