Friday, May 9, 2008

Can You Say "Sucka!"

I'm a sucker for a sale. My LYS had this Be Sweet mohair on sale. It was 50% off... so it's a Two-Fer as my little sister would say. Instead of just buying one and calling it good, I bought two. Yup, I'm a sucka. It's the beads. I'm helpless in the face of beads that I don't have to string myself.

I decided that if I don't need the second ball, then it will become a good swap item to throw into a package for someone.

To continue on the sucka theme, I just had to cast on and see what this yarn wanted to be. (Yes, I still am working on the socks. Yes, I am still on deadline.) Nothing like a little procrastination to make the sock deadline loom closer! The yarn definitely doesn't want to be anything on small needles. There's just too much boucle in it for that to work. The yarn doesn't want to be anything fancy - the texture and beads will overwhelm any real lacework. I thought about a cool smoke ring, but I didn't quite have enough yarn for that (even with 2 balls). BUT... it does tend toward feather and fan. Yep, this little ball is making a very nice little feather and fan scarf for me.


Knittymuggins said...

Sweet! Can't wait to see :)

And happy Mother's Day to you today! Enjoy :)


Lisa said...

I love beads too. Sounds like a feather and fan scarf for yourself is perfectly acceptable!