This is a yarn I bought from Paradise Fibers. It is Juniper Moon Farms in the purple colour, and I paid 17$ for the skein. Originally, it was for socks I knit as a Christmas gift for my daughter. Darn it, I had to get a second skein to finish them off. I ran out, so I paid yet another 17$ — a lot of money for this skin-flint Gramma.
I was making a scarf essentially as a place-holder, as something to do. I’ve attempted to make scarves/shawls and they were hilariously hideous. Nope, no photos of those mutants. I started with a square of garter stitch and picked up stitches, continuing the garter stitch as a band across the long edge. This time, of course, the stars — and the stitches — aligned and the item began to look great. Then I ran out of yarn again. that is so frustrating!
As I was finishing it up, I just put any sort of edge on it to get it off the needles. I decided it was too small to be any use, and had already planned to frog it and make a narrow strip as a scarf. My co-worker, however, decided it was perfect for her little granddaughter. So, I frogged out the last couple of stitches, did a garter stitch on the edge with eyelets, and put on an eyelet edging as I did the regular bind-off.
I made up the pattern on the fly. I’m not really good at lace, so about all I can manage is a four-square diamond pattern — and even that has a few mistakes. I tell people it is because I am Amish and I intentionally introduce errors to keep me humble.
The other lace I like to do (because it is essentially brainless) is the yo, k2tog frontwards and backwards.
My co-worker loves the piece, even paid me enough to recoup the cost of that extra skein of yarn! And I got to practice my shawl and lace skills. What’s not to love?
Besides. Knitting keeps me off the streets.