One of my sisters renewed my Interweave Knits subscription for my birthday, and IK gave her a free pattern. She finally got around to showing it to me:
The Orenburg-Style Scarf by Susan Sternlieb. You can get the pattern as a free download from Interweave Knits (scroll down this page to Staff Scarves Fall 2004).
On Sunday I said NO. I am working on saying NO more often to my siblings. I said I would teach her to knit and she could knit her own scarf.
Her: "It's so pretty! And it's PINK!"
Me: I am NOT knitting that for you.
Me: You don't need a scarf.
Her: "Business trip in April!"
Me: ...[how does one explain to a muggle that I am NOT knitting her an Orenburg-Style Scarf in two weeks?]
On Monday, while purchasing yarn* for the Stitch Diva Goddess sweater, I may have had a wee yarn accident and somehow knocked 2 skeins of Elann Super Kydd yarn, color Pink Pearl, into my basket. Probably while I was reaching for the last two balls of Diamond Desire (75% silk, 25% cashmere) in charcoal and antique silver gray. Two skeins of Super Kydd is not enough for the Orenburg-Style Scarf! I CANNOT and WILL NOT knit the Orenburg-Style Scarf!
^ see? see? it's the same shade of pink, it's a laceweight mohair blend, and it's $4.48 for 259 yards, as compared to the Douceur et Soie
called for in the pattern, which is $11 for 225 yds. On the other
hand, Super Kydd is mohair/nylon, and Douceur et Soie is baby
*8 balls of Elann Peruvian Highland Silk in 2117 Celadon - $32, not bad for a sweater!