I'm doing the easiest project in the world, a seed stitch scarf in Colinette's Giotto, a free pattern from the company. It uses all of one skein of Giotto, and tells you to cut the fringe first then knit until there's nothing left to knit. That's a good plan, but Margaret at Cozy has a plan, too. The last time she did one of these, she left a little Giotto for fringe, but then she invaded her stash for compatible yarns. The scarf looked great, and we keep it the store for inspiration.
When Marie was in Cozy, she saw the scarf and was inspired. Would I make her one in the Blue Parrot colorway? Yes, I said, I'd love to. Knitting with Colinette yarn is a pleasure anytime, anywhere. Did I have yarns that might work for the fringe, she asked? Ha! I said. Are you kidding? See the photos above and below for shots of the fringe selection.
And because yarn is just so darn pretty in and of itself, here's a close up.
This project is a great example of how very simple knitting can give you a wonderful result. There's nothing fancy here except the yarn. Complicated projects are great too, but sometimes it's nice to balance them with easy stuff.