Happy Valentine's Day to all and especially to my International Scarf Exchange pal! Love is in the air, even for the WeatherPixie (thanks, Tamsin)!
As promised, here's more on the Print O' the Wave scarf, knit in JaggerSpun Zephyr (50% wool, 50% silk). The silk content is a delight to hand and eye, but its singular luster played all sorts of tricks on my digicam. This image comes closest to capturing its elusive color, a rich peacock green.
My pal expressed a fondness for certain colors; her self-description reminded me of the heroine of Da Vinci Code. Like clever Sophie, she too has crossed the Channel (en français, la Manche). Her journey suggested the traditional Shetland lace pattern Print O' the Wave and the left and right Ocean Wave edgings with their graceful cresting wave shapes and zigzag trellis, all charted in the magnificent book Heirloom Knitting.
Before blocking, the scarf was 66 inches (167 cm) long. Stretched on blocking wires, it pinned out to 80 inches (203 cm), as seen here in my hallway with a familiar object for scale. This photo also demonstrates the limits of my digicam's depth of focus (and, yes, your photographer is prone on the carpet).
The same subject, different perspective (your photographer is standing on a chair).
And the scarf ready for mailing.
I considered a Meg Swanson style photo, but will leave that for the recipient. Enjoy your scarf, my pal – wear it in good health and with my good wishes! And many thanks to adventurous Celia and (self-described) impatient Cynthia for organizing a wicked good exchange!