Surprise Yarn!

We are down to 24 hours until we move, so we have (obviously) been on a packing spree. In the course of said packing, I opened a storage ottoman and found a surprise waiting for me:

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Yarn! Now, it's obviously not that unusual for me to have yarn laying around, but these particular skeins were actually purchased by my husband. Some years ago (before we met) he decided he'd learn to knit, so he bought needles and this really nice yarn. It's 100% wool, made in Italy and it is beautiful. As the project he'd cast on had been sitting for quite a while, I decided it was time to claim the fiber for myself! Originally I thought slippers, but it's just too pretty, and after some deliberation I decided to make it into a scarf, as the husband had originally intended. I'm just using a simple seed stitch, since I wanted the focus to be the yarn.

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It's super soft and I was able to use the "spit splice" method of joining new yarn for the first time. It sounds gross, I know, but I'm really happy with how seamless it looks - it drives me crazy when you knit a scarf or some other reversible item and have to worry about hiding knots. And it's a quick knit, so I don't have to feel too bad about sneaking in some knitting time when I should be packing :P. I'm through three skeins already and the stripes are just so pretty!

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