Still in the experimenting-with-different-stitches stage (and figuring out if they'll even work together - got some kinks already) but here are a few sneak peek shots of preliminary swatching and the yarn for the scarf I am designing. The actual color is not to be revealed until it is finished! Shown here is a skein I got for testing purposes (gorgeous color though).
The yarn is Madeline Tosh Merino Light, and the color pictured here is "Dusk". It is a fingering weight yarn, 4 ply, 16 wpi. It is unplied, which is my favorite - the yarn has a smoother texture that I love.
I got this yarn from a store called Purl SOHO, in the Soho neighborhood of Manhattan. It was an incredible store - bustling and busy, and I'd never seen a busy yarn store before. There was a wonderful selection of not only yarns and supplies, but books as well, and some I'd never even seen before (including some of the ones I saw in the Japanese bookstore at Mitsuwa - mental note has been made). In addition to the skein for swatching and of course the final one for Andrew, I got myself a skein, in the color "Calligraphy", a beautiful blue-toned dove gray with hints of peachy pink. This I will use for the "counterpart" to Andrew's scarf.
In other news, my green sweater is finished! At least the knitting part. Got a blocking mat in the mail on its way to me so I can actually sew it together (as well as my silver lace tee) and get those ready to wear. Can't wait!