Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Auf Weidersehen, goodnight...

The shake up continues at work. Soon I will lose a wonderful colleague and friend. She's staying in the system but we won't be working together anymore. It is distressing for us all.

This is for her. It's Smariek's Asherton Scarf in Rooster Almerino Aran. I call it the Adieu Asherton.

The yarn was a prize from Yarn last year and ear-marked for Mum. My colleague wears scarves all the time and on her they look great. She loves pink, so it was a no-brainer when it came to something beautiful enough in stash for her.

As I had roughly half the yarn called for in the pattern, I made it narrower (only 2 pattern repeats) and undoubtedly it is shorter, but it's long enough. Close up of the fully reversible pattern.

The 50/50 alpaca merino blend is soooo soft and drapey. I'm very happy with how it turned out.


Charity has been represented this week too. Another Time Thief Watch Cap makes it into the box for Stasia. This one was a real joint effort. Completed with the help of TSS and Georgie. Thank you both. :)

TTWC 2008.008. Recycled 12 ply.


Michelle said...

The scarf is stunning. STUNNING!

And you always struck me as being super-organised! It's a great idea, putting kits together.

2paw said...

What sad news, but what a beautiful gift!! Love the pattern.

TinkingBell said...

Pretty pretty scarf - always awful losing someone good to work with and awful for her being moved about! Lovely yarn too

Kate said...

Aargh, those bloody PTBs. When you've got someone in your workplace who you get on really well with, it's like painting a target on their head. Still, I'm glad that she's still got a job - not to be sneezed at in this day and age. At least you guys are in the ACT not NSW state govt. NSW funds libraries appallingly.

Taphophile said...

Compared to the ACT, Kate - NSW is very liberally funded. She types as she sits alone trying to do the work of the 4 other staff she used to have, as well as her own.

Marg B said...

What a gorgeous scarf - I'm downloading the pattern now and adding it to my to do queue - but what cr*p circumstances it was knit under. I'm really sorry your losing a great colleague. Hopefully she will be as valued in her next role - and there are still enough of you to get the work done.