This is Charity’s finished scarf, tied up nicely for presentation. Made of roughly 2 balls of Lion Brand “Incredible” (I believe it was named that for the incredible pain in the butt it is to work with!), size 13ish needles (Lantern Moon says they’re size 15, my Skacel needle gauge says more like 13), and modified pattern from SNB Nation.
Miss Turtle, getting her felting bath. The eyelash makes her cute, but it sheds when you felt it.
Miss Turtle in completed form, ready to be mailed to the lucky recipient.
Remember the “Branching Out” I completed for my mom’s 50th? The one out of the lovely blue Frog Tree alpaca because she’s allergic to wool/mohair/cashmere?
Guess what… she’s allergic to alpaca too.
Back to the yarn store. I purchased some Dale “Svale” (50% cotton, 40%viscose, 10%silk), no animal fibers to be seen, except for the incidental cat hairs that happen to be knitted in with it.
The story does have a happy ending, though. My mother-in-law was gushing about how lovely the scarf I made for my mom was, so I asked her if she wanted it. She said “you mean, one like it.” After I filled her in on the story, she said that she would *love* to have it. So it will have a happy home after all.
Note to self: when unsure of allergen issues, send sample of yarn BEFORE completing project.