A Skinny Sandy Shifty
Pattern | Shifting Sands by Grumperina
Yarn | Manos Del Uruguay in Wildflowers
Needles | 5mm straight
First FO (Finished Object) of the year! :dance:
This is a one skein scarf, so it’s skinny and not very long. I would have lengthened it if I had more yarn to spare but the other colours I got don’t quite match the very vibrant, colourful yarn. Still it makes a nice colourful scarf…for mum. Yes, I have the darnest habit of knitting for other people and never for myself. It’s okay. Soon…soon. ^.~
Anyway, I frogged this a couple of times when I was at the Alps, mainly because I got the pattern wrong (see pic below). It turned out fine but I wasn’t too happy so when I got home, I pulled everything apart again.
This Manos yarn is worsted weight and single ply; with my lousy bamboo needles (one of the tips isn’t smooth – I sandpapered this before but it’s not working. Will need to do it again), I sort of nearly split the fibres every few rows – something that I would prefer not to do. That aside, the pattern is very addictive and pretty – Grumperina will be happy to know that it won me (and her) several compliments from Nil’s relatives and friends.
I saw something similar on ebay and when (and if) the ocassion rises, I’ll definitely consider buying some skeins to make a gorgeous wooly sweater. The colours are simply amazing!
Now to try and finish off that baby jacket soon!!!!