Wednesday, August 29, 2007


The Internet is a lovely thing.. So much information at our fingertips.

Do you know what a "fichu" is ? I did not, and of course I did not know how to pronounce the word.

I assumed it is said like this---feeeeshu.......

after doing a little googling,,

I found it is pronounced ------fishwho---- rhymes with tissue

And defined as:

A woman's triangular scarf of lightweight fabric, worn over the shoulders and crossed or tied in a loose knot at the breast.

Well, a scarf with a ruffle, called a fichu, is what is on my needles now. The pattern is in the fall 07 issue of Knitters. It is dead simple knitting, and not much purling. Perfect for me right now, because while recovering from my hand surgery, I find performing the purl stitch much more difficult than the knit stitch.
The yarn is the same lace weight alpaca that I used for my Pi Shawl, except this time it is a lovely berry color.

The alpaca yarn is home grown, at Whispering Hills Alpaca Farm, right outside of my town.

My good friend Terri dyed the yarn for me... Whispering Hills a great farm, but does not have berry colored alpacas :) I just love this color!


Lotzastitches said...

Ohhhh...that's going to be gorgeous!!!

Love the color!

Lynda said...

Terri and I are reading this together at my house...Terri is glad you like the color-she was worried! Ha! Looks wonderful.

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