Happy Mother’s Day! Best wishes to all you moms, grandmas, aunts, and other lovelies who care for little ones. It can be a thankless job at times, so it’s nice to get a little recognition! Pictured here is a mother’s day gift by me, for me – a scarf made of a mohair blend yarn. One skein made a nice skinny scarf, modeled here by my younger daughter. Below, that’s a 3-year-old’s hand, for scale:) – and the scarf is folded in two.
Something funny happened here, as you can see. As I was beginning to knit, the colors were mingling nicely. Then, rather suddenly, the deep red and the dark blue began “pooling” and just would not get along. That’s why I’m calling this my “red state, blue state scarf.” Of course, like that much-discussed dynamic, it’s an oversimplification: this is in fact the simplest scarf you can possibly make, just rows of knit garter stitch. But the bit of sparkle in the yarn give a little sophistication, I think.
Hey, maybe I’ll pretend I’m starting a new trend here: bi-color scarves.