Skein Passion

Luscious 'fioro' hand died merino-silk yarn skeins from The Yarn Bowl in the shades sepia rose, abalone and plum purple As Valentines day approaches sprinklings of pink hearts and cutesy romance sayings start popping up all over the place. Yarn sales are overflowing with red and pink colourways and patterns are dotted with love knots.  But I want to talk about Passion. That deep intense desire you experience when you touch that divine squishy yarn skein, you know the one I'm talking about, that skein that makes your heart sing. It's a magic colour, squishing it is like touching a cloud with the lustre of angels. The yarn of your dreams. Where were you when you had that experience the first time? In a specialty yarn store looking at the silk-alpaca blends? I'm willing to bet it wasn't, more likely it was at the discount store passing the bargain aisle and this little ball of fluff caught your eye and you sighed and squished it and wished you had the skill to turn

Knitted Scarf With Beaded Fringe

Knitted scarf with beaded fringe in silver and dove grey with blue beads

A zillion years ago, or maybe even a bazillion I did a rather poor job of knitting a scarf and giving it a beaded fringe.

knitted scarf with beaded fringe in silver and dove grey with blue beads

I have held onto this scarf because, despite it's faults, I still like it.

knitted scarf with beaded fringe in silver and dove grey with blue beads

That particular shade of grey knitted together with the silver thread is so pretty, the photos don't capture the delicate effect of the yarn and thread mix.

knitted scarf with beaded fringe in silver and dove grey with blue beads

I will never use it as a scarf. But the question is, what do I do with it? My self imposed rule is I can't keep UFO's.

knitted scarf with beaded fringe in silver and dove grey with blue beads
That means I have to do something with this thing. But what? I've just had an idea for what I could do with this crazy project but I want to hear what ideas and suggestions you might have.

Now I've told you about I guess I need to add it to my project list.

knitted scarf with beaded fringe in silver and dove grey with blue beads