December 16, 2007

Stunned

Just popping in to announce that I clearly have the best boyfriend in the entire world. Because he gave me this last week for a birthday/early Christmas present...

400 yards of Lobster Pot Yarns 100% cashmere in the Red River beach colorway, purchased at Purl Soho. This color is apparently so rich and lovely that my camera has a seizure every time I try to photograph it. In real life, it's an ever-so-slightly variegated deep barn red. It's the most beautiful yarn I have ever seen and I'm terribly sorry I can't do it photographic justice.

As if that wasn't enough, for inspiration, he also gave me Knitting New Scarves, which is chock-full of intriguing new techniques. I'm not sure any of them are right for this yarn, as the complexity of the scarves might obscure the simple beauty of the yarn itself, but I will be making some of these scarves very soon.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!

Now, to find the perfect scarf pattern! Any suggestions for something simple but still pretty, preferably something that provides maximum cashmere-to-body contact?

5 comments:

Macoco said...

He is truly a gem!

Karen said...

WOW!!!! Will he come spend some time with my husband??

Quinn said...

If you have any leftover yarn you should knit yourself little cashmere pasties. It'll be a present for both of you.

How's THAT for your maximum cashmere-to-body contact?

Sarah said...

He's a keeper!

Deb said...

Absolutely gorgeous yarn. What about a big soft cowl? Aren't they supposed to be taking the place of the long scarf? Anyway, it would drape nicely around your neck and you could pull it up over your head if it got too cold. The purl bee has a couple. They're out of lace weight, but one of them is just a rib which would be easy to work out at a different gauge....it's just a big soft tube after all.