I knew Scout's 40th birthday was on the horizon, and since she is not only a good friend but also an amazing hand dyer, I decided the most fitting gift would be something knit from her yarn. Because, you know, she doesn't really knit so much any more. Ahem.
Knitting is how I met her, though, and even though I had been knitting for six or seven years when we met, she taught me a lot, and the quality of my work improved because of her. Well, if you know her, you won't be surprised that she kind of laughed at my wonky gauge for a while before she insisted that I learn English style knitting in order to produce items that would not swamp their recipients. She was right.
What to make? What to make? That was the dilemma. Then I thought about Mary-Heather's Simple Things Shawlette. Scout and Mary-Heather are pals, too, so how fitting, I decided, that she should get a gift made from her pal's pattern.
It's warm in New Mexico, but I hope when she needs a little something on her shoulders, she throws this on and knows how much love is in every stitch.