Using baby alpaca yarn
is like crocheting with butter. It's amazing! My finished scarf is very fluffy and super warm. Today we took a two hour walk in howling cold winds and my scarf was HOT when we get home. Seriously, I take it off, and it's hot. I love it.
I made everyone at Thanksgiving pet it. And I'm going to make anyone who says word-one about it pet it, too. I love making people pet my scarf. What kind of weirdness is that? "Feel how soft it is. Really, touch it ... TOUCH IT!"
What was that? Why yes, I usually wear my coat and scarf in the bathroom. Why do you ask? ;)
I wish I'd come up with a WOW idea for the pattern, but I like what I came up with OK. It matches the ear muffs I found yesterday really well (the houndstooth jobber in the top photo). I was inspired by this scarf pattern
to use a dual color granite stitch. It's a very stretchy, cushiony, wonderful crochet stitch. I used it on this headband
and several other things, but I never thought to alternate colors.Giveaway Alert
For those of you that love a good giveaway, head over to Funky Finds
. In the post titled "Deck the Halls" she's giving away Dallas Indie swag & a handmade Funky Finds ornament. All you need to do is leave a comment. Go ahead ... scoot on over there. :)