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Miracle of the Modern Postal Service

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Dear Kay,
Diane asks what happened to the Different Lines scarf I was making a while back.
I don’t know! It’s gone! I mailed it to Landy, my friend who lives in North Berwick, outside Edinburgh. I finished the scarf early in the season up in Grundy County, and when I mailed it, I thought: This may well be the first-ever Monteagle-North Berwick parcel.
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I didn’t get a good final shot of this peculiarly shaped scarf. Here’s what it looked like, midway through:
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This Koigu yarn remains my desert island yarn. Can’t be beat.
It’s undeniably nautical looking. Landy’s husband Matt likes to sail. I’d love to think of them zipping around the Firth of Forth with this scarf flapping madly in the wind.
Love,
Ann

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19 Comments

19 Comments

  1. Caught the word Firth out of the corner of my eye and inhaled abruptly thinking Colin Firth would be modeling the scarf but, alas, no. *sigh* Does Matt resemble Colin Firth?

  2. I’m not personally one for triangular scarves, but this one may convert me, I do love the way yours looks.

  3. This looks lovely! I just bought the pattern recently and am anxious to try it out. Your choice of colors is perfect.

  4. I love how comfortable it looks. So nice and scrunchy (squishy? you know what I mean, I hope).

  5. Love. Can’t wait to see what’s next. xo

  6. Yes, definitely nautical. I looked at the other scarves on Ravelry and saw how it can look like a sail. Also, your color choices nicely evoke water-and-sand!

  7. Also, I love the almost Hidden Picture quality of the upside-down cat head in the last photo! : )

  8. Ha, ha! “Where’s Kermit?”

  9. Love the scarf and especially love the kitty, obviously thinking how nice it would be the nap on!

  10. Love your Quality Control supervisor :) And also, a VERY pretty scarf – ahoy!

  11. i keep flip flopping between different lines and the stripe study! now back to DL! … that last shot is awesome with the cat! I feel like you could make a I HAZ cheeseburger shot from it.

  12. Lost? Lossstt?? Whaddya mean it’s LOST?
    OMG, it was mailed and never got to its destination… I hope the postal people find it soon. These pictures are so lovely. It does look nautical, and also Greek (blue and white being the colors of the Greek flag). I hope they find it soon. Someone should be enjoying that lovely wrap.
    LoveDiane
    P.S.–I know what you mean about Koigu. It surely cannot be beat.
    P.P.S.–Great picture of your kitty. He seems to be entranced by the shawl. Sure he didn’t intercept it in the mail?

  13. hi! Ah, the vagaries of the post! I am still waiting (going on 3 weeks at least) for a small parcel I sent to my son in Germany to arrive. It contained his camera card (for downloading photos) and his Bahn card – for discount rail fare (they sent it to his US address). I have no idea why it hasn’t turned up.
    Hope your scarf parcel fares better.

  14. I was wondering what happened to the scarf, love it! And a big thanks to Diane for asking the question, we MUST know the fate of all you handknits Ann!

  15. hi! Ah, the vagaries of the post! I am still waiting (going on 3 weeks at least) for a small parcel I sent to my son in Germany to arrive. It contained his camera card (for downloading photos) and his Bahn card – for discount rail fare (they sent it to his US address). I have no idea why it hasn’t turned up.
    Hope your scarf parcel fares better.

  16. Love the shaping of this scarf!

  17. Ann, I am traumatised by this. Is it really Lost In The Post? Or did Kermit steal it? Mind you, suspect Kermit didn’t travel to Monteagle.
    Berwick is beautiful. There is a very good butcher that makes astoundingly good haggis. I assume North Berwick is just as beautiful, if not more, perhaps you have to travel for the haggis though. B x x

  18. a differnt kind of shawl scarf quite lovely
    mehatibal says tours gai knitty of my heart

  19. I can happily report that it reached its destination of North Berwick, where it languished in our Mayberry style post office while my family and I faced the London riots (not really–we were in Bloomsbury, which was filled only with tired and anxious tourists). What joy unconfined, then to meet with my ‘postie’ and be given this lovely thing. We are having a short spate of sunshine, but am confident it will do triangular snood –if that’s the right term–duty in the coming months. And my nautical husband Matt, while not Colin Firth like perhaps in stature or follicle retainment, has a delightfully Scottish air of modesty and trustworthiness that I find quite stirring…