...gently down the stream. This time of year you will not find many gentle mountain streams in Northern Utah. The only one around today is my beautiful blue Mountain Stream Scarf.
Susan's Orenburg style scarf is perfect for any lace knitter, whether you are a novice or advanced, and the Douceur et Soie yarn is heavenly to touch, wear and knit. This is one yarn that I'd love to have a nice supply of in the stash. The construction of Orenburg lace is very clever as you knit the bottom border and then pick up stitches along the edge to continue on to the body. With only 11 stitches on the provisional cast on, and that many in the end, even I was able to Kitchener them successfully. Despite the constant errors made and, in the end, 'the not so stellar job' on the top border, the scarf did turn out to be beautiful. Mountain Stream is truly gentle and forgiving.
While taking pictures by the creek in Big Cottonwood Canyon a motorcyclist drove by and gave me a wolf whistle. Just goes to prove that 'man riding by on horse' can't see wrinkles or gray hair. (Or perhaps, it was the Jaywalker's that got his attention.)
The scarf is a bit smaller than it should be as I used size 6 needles. My knitting can be overly tight, and for some reason I didn't adjust as normal. Next time I will use size 8 needles and should end up with a more open and lacy look. The best thing to do is to cast on again right away while there is still some residue of the pattern (and the desire to do a better job) in my head.