Sunday, December 30, 2018
Wild Birds of Paradise Silk Scarf
This was a really quick little project. I started it on Christmas Day, while waiting for all the rest of the family to arrive at my Mother in Law's house, and finished it last night. The pattern is the Naturally Southern Scarf, and the yarn is Darn Good Yarn's DK weight silk, in Wild Birds of Paradise. I had received a skein of it in their yarn subscription box, and loved it so much that I knew I wanted to make something larger with it. When I checked my account, I had enough points saved up to get a $25 gift card, plus the lovely curiousfae sent me a $10 credit from them that she wasn't able to use, so I paid next to nothing for it. I love the deep raspberry, teal and turquoise, and how they are offset by the bright cheerful yellow. Also the silks used in their yarns are waste that would otherwise end up in a landfill, but DGY rescues them, and then provides fair wages to women in India & Nepal, allowing them to work from home and support their families.