Sometimes I am a terrible fiancee. I gave Lumberjack this gorgeous merino handspun for his birthday with a card that essentially said "Here's some yarn I owe you a scarf HAPPY BIRTHDAY". And then I conveniently left the yarn in its cute little bag for several months, because there were always new and interesting things to knit. I am quite a magpie at times, especially when it comes to yarn.
So finally, two nights ago, I cast on for the thing. Never mind the fact that the reason I cast on was because I wanted to knit something simple, and my simple hat was en route from Oberlin in the mail along with a few skeins of yarn. (Also did I mention that I broke my yarn diet hardcore? Let's say it doesn't count if you're supporting local business where you shop only once or twice a year? Yeeeeeah.) Anyhow, I asked Lumberjack how long and wide he wanted his new scarf, and I cast on, and I've been knitting away at it ever since. It's a deep, complicated shade of red, handspun by a local spinner who sells under the name Four Footed Fiber. It's so soft, I can't stop petting it as I'm knitting.
Although you can't see it, there are shades of dark purple, yellow, and dark red that combine together to make a berry-tinged autumnal red. Slightly thick-thin, soft as all get out. I'm actually a little jealous that Lumberjack will get to squish his face into such a sumptuous scarf.
So maybe I'm not such a bad fiancee after all. Let's just forget the fact that I still owe him three pairs of fingerless mitts and a couple pairs of socks and focus on this one win.