For three years in a row I managed to post every day in November, a tradition I was determined to keep this year, until yesterday.
The day was a good one, and utterly exhausting. Along with regular Sunday morning responsibilities was the Scotts Mills Friends Thanksgiving dinner right after church.
The hours between church service and returning home passed quickly: Setting up for the meal then leisurely eating and chatting with friends. By the time the remaining people had removed the tables, swept the floors, moved pews into place, washed last dishes, and the lights turned off, I was exhausted. A short nap, followed by taking some food to an elderly couple, then an evening of mindless knitting while listening to an audio was all I was capable of doing.
The silk scarf pinned out to block and dry this morning.
As anticipated by the amount of yarn, it’s a short scarf. Soft with good drape. Perfect for wrapping once around the neck and securing with a pin.
Trying it on for size and feel, an old memory of my aunt came to mind. In the winter she liked to wear small woven silk scarves. She didn’t like long, dangling scarves. I wish I could go back in time to look at her scarves and ask her about them.
The pattern: Purl Soho’s Open Air Wrap 28 stitches cast on.
Yarn: 106 yards 100% Tussah silk spun from 1 ounce of The Dragonfly Yarns fiber
Needles: US4 / 3.5mm Pink Ivorywood circs made by Ed
Length: 38″, Width: 7″
– the soothing, and deeply satisfying, process of spinning and knitting
– finished projects
– a sermon that was well received by attentive listeners
– gatherings of food and friends, even when they take me out of my introverted comfort zone
– another beautiful day of sunshine and autumn colors