I rarely enter contests or giveaways, but in this case I'm glad I did -- because I won! Brenda from Phydeaux was offering a giveaway of some knitting patterns from her etsy pattern shop. I won my choice of 2 patterns and have already completed one. This is the pattern I just completed:
I did not use as bulky a yarn as the pattern called for -- mainly because I wanted to use yarn that I had in my stash and none of it was super bulky. Here's my version in a slate-ish blue wool/alpaca blend.
The pattern gives the scarf a really nice texture. I'll probably make this scarf again and again!
What, you don't knit? Then you really should check out Brenda's shop of hand knit accessories, Phydeaux. Her work is absolutely lovely.