Mom and I went to a knitting store the other day in Sarasota - a great place in an antique shop. The woman who owned the place had great yarns and patterns, all kinds of fun things - like a knitted stuffed pig. She had two skeins of purple silk fabric cut up into long strips for knitting - so I bought them and made a scarf. Garter stitch to keep it from being too long and stringy - which I don't like in a scarf.
It doesn't photograph very well, but is really pretty, with bits and pieces of lavender silk poking out. 1 day of work, and done. Ready to wear in this cold March weather. Lovely and warm. Satisfying.