They say the skin thins as we get older making it harder to stay warm.
Another thing to eagerly anticipate.Anyway, first I decide to investigate this self-striping business (maybe I’m just dense and the rest of the world gets it). Here are my search terms:
Lion Brand® Amazing®
Cast on 81 stitches.
Row 1: Knit 1, *purl 1, knit 1; repeat from * across.
Row 2: Knit.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until about 2 yds (2 m) of yarn remains. Bind off. Weave in ends.
This shawl was truly a labor of love (because of the stitch repetition especially considering the length and width) and --bonus -- it's been to Ireland! For an Irish lass, that will make this gift even more special. I knitted on the plane to pass the time.
Incidently, some of the search results showed how to dye your own self-striping yarn.
That would be pushing it…besides, I don’t own any sheep.My next project is a felted clutch....it should be done by Christmas!