Here I'm in soccer Mum mode again... we lost...
Not to worry, my scrummy scarf is to be talked about here today. I've possibly worn this before on the blog but not mentioned anything about its province, so today it gets a post of its own. I wish I could remember the name of the Colinette yarn I used; I bought and knitted it up about four years ago and it's since been discontinued and I can't find any old tags or any info on the net to enlighten me. The best I can do is to tell you it's a chenille in a beautiful array of toasty, spicy, berry-preserves colours guaranteed to start warming you up before you've even wrapped it around your neck...
I bought 3 balls, cast on 80 stitches and just knitted in garter stitch until all three balls had gone. Now usually I prefer not to use garter stitch in a scarf as it has a sort of "first scarf" look about it, but it this yarn's case I think it works all right.
Sorry about the slightly blurry close-up. I didn't notice how bad this photo was when I looked in my camera's viewfinder (I think I might need spectacles!), but no matter as you can still get a feel for these lovely colours and generous dimensions of this scarf which have made it such a "nice" component of my winter wardrobe. Inverted commas on the rather lame usage of "nice" there, because I couldn't think of a suitably rave-y-type adjective that perfectly encompasses the versatility of a scarf that works just as well as a casual scarf, as here, and yet capably transforms into an evening stole when I want it to... if I wasn't so lazy I would get dressed up to show it in evening mode, but that will have to wait for another post.
Scarf; made by me, Colinette yarn
Boots; Mina Martini, from Marie Claire shoes