The One Skein Secret Pal swap has been such a great experience. I have such a great attentive partner sending me such lovely yarn and cards and emails. And on the other side, I was given the most lovely, sweet, talented partner to send to. Kellie writes the most thoughtful and gracious things after receiving my packages. She makes me feel so good about sending her something. See here and here. I'm feeling a little sad that it's over. Well, I sent Kellie her final package last week (I hope it's arrived by now). It was to be something knitted by you and made with one skein of yarn. (ooops-I used two). It was last weeks WIP.
Kellie is an amazing knitter. She teaches a variety of knitting classes to all levels of knitters. What on earth could I possibly make for her? It troubled me a bit, because as much as I love to knit, I'm not very fast and it's very difficult to spend much time at it right now. That is when I found this!!
I found this scrumptious silk yarn while browsing through one of my favorite on-line shops, Manto Fev, which is a little bit like a flea market. I love stopping by every now and then to see what new things Sarah is offering when I found this. My heart skipped a beat because I have a scarf that I've worn for three years made from that same type of yarn. I bought mine at a World Fair Market and all I knew about it I got from the label. 100% SILK-MADE IN NEPAL. Later, I was told by a stranger who was admiring it, that women working in silk fabric factories in Nepal were taking the strands of silk that fell to the floor. They would later twist the silk together to make a yarn. Sarah explains it a little differently, either way I find it interesting, and it makes a wonderful yarn. It is just fabulous in color and texture. I love how the colors are so vibrant and just jump around and combine in ways I would never think of putting them together. So with it, I knit Kellie this basic simple scarf.