I started thinking about Christmas gift giving....
I've been happy with how my scarf is turning out (in the background), so I thought I'd make some as gifts.
I went ahead and ordered some more of the Palette yarn to make them in. I've really enjoyed using this yarn; it is 100% wool though, so it isn't machine washable. But a scarf is small and easy enough to hand wash in the bathroom sink with a little Woolite. The "heather-ed" colors are my favorite so far.
I also ordered some yarn to make the Holiday Cables Throw. I'm trying Brava for the first time. It's an acrylic yarn and I'm kind of wishing I'd spent the extra money for a wool-blend. This pattern is "wool-eater" though and uses more than 3,000 yards of yarn.
The verdict is still out on the Brava yarn. I'm only on Row 4 in the pattern, so we'll see. I did skim the reviews for the yarn on Ravelry and someone said their Brava yarn was made in Turkey. The label on mine says it's made in China. Not sure where the discrepancy lies. I tend to steer away from things made in China anymore. Who knows though, maybe a lot of yarn is made in China and I'm just not aware of it...
Are you making any Christmas gifts this year? Have you started on them yet?
Hope your week is off to a great start!