The day I bought the Whispers yarn for the Misty Garden Scarf, I also bought several balls of a wonderful black ombre wool called Autunno, toning through pinkish and turquoise-y shades, but still black. I wasn't quite sure what to do with it but after the first Misty Garden turned out well, I thought I'd experiment with the same pattern in a heavier yarn. The Autunno looked perfect. It worked up beautifully into another but totally different Misty Garden, soft but solid.
This was a Christmas gift for my daughter Caroline, she of the extensively black wardrobe. I know she can't picture herself wearing much pink, but this is a painless way to segue her into just a bit of it.
I think I'm done with feather and fan for awhile, but it did knit up nicely.
My friends have been laughing at my tortured internal dialogue concerning the Kimono Shawl I finished in September. All along it was to have been a gift for my daughter but when it was done, I wasn't sure I could part with it. I wore it a few times this fall and felt like a million dollars in it. It's a gorgeous pattern and the Jamieson's Shepherd Spindrift worked up so nicely.
I was very torn--keep it and luxuriate in its soft gorgeousness myself? Or give it away to the kid?
I may have to make another one. There goes another six months of my life.
We've been doing a lot of knitting here in the evenings since Caroline has been home. She was looking through my copy of Scarf Style and has fallen under the spell of Lady Eleanor.
Yarn has been ordered and once she gets back to DC, she plans to dive in.