You see how the strapline in the header reads 'Trash can do anything'? Well, last night I discovered I am a rubbish matchmaker! I tried my best but not only was I distinctly lacking in subtlety but she went home without any promise of future contact with the nice young man. Deep breath, big sigh and gentle headshake as do not wish head to explode from upsetting hangover.
But on a knitting front.... I have a success (if unfinished yet) in creating a scarf for the 13 y.o. tropical niece. Apparently she likes purple but Cashsoft? Their purple is better suited to small babies who have no choice in wearing it or little old ladies who wish to wear colours they smell of. Think Yardley's Lavender.
The pattern is adapted from one out of 'Quick Knitted Gifts' (I think title is right) and is a simple lace row interspersed btn garter stitch. They said use Kid Silk Haze but I don't love it so... I used a lovely Sirdar Acrylic Wool(30/70%)mix. The shade of purple makes me think of crushed blueberries and blackberries. I'm thinking with her snow blond hair and tropical tan it will make my gorgeous niece even beautifuller.
Update: The book is called 'Last Minute Gifts'. I came across a link to it on the Angry Chicken' Blog.