So I went for chunky soft wool and a bobble stitch to keep the softness and also make it visually interesting. I looked at a few different stitches but couldn't quite find what I was after so I improvised this one and then added a scalloped border all around afterwards.
It can be worn in different ways (it's an infinity type scarf)
so you can wrap it around how you like,
even wear it on your head as a hood!
Here is just one way:
I have taken it to the post office this morning, hoping it will be well received. Meanwhile, I'm making progress with the handspun yarn. As I thought I wouldn't have enough to make it wide AND long, I found some matching yarns which I will use to make a pretty border. The lime green is very very fine merino, lace-weight, very soft and I think adding it to the mix helps tie all the colours in together. Not sure about the straight edge against the straight edge though and might try different things for attaching the border.
And finally, I've been making some of these scrumptious, soft roses which will go on another project for someone's birthday next month. They are made from Megan's pattern (scroll down the page, for some reason, there is blank space above) but I only used rows 1 and 3 and skipped the middle row. I then vary the length of the starting chain to make bigger or smaller roses. The yarn - Zauerball "Floral Language"- is gorgeous. I'm always a big fan of pink and green together. The changes are quite long though so you need to make a few roses in one colour (two or three) before you get to the next colour change.
Hope everyone is settling into the new year and has lots of projects and ideas to look forward to! I know I do and as always, will find there is never enough time for all of them!