Thank you all for your wonderful comments on the Filati tunic! I’m so happy with the way it turned out, and your comments made me feel even better about it :).
Closing thought: I’ve never had Cheez Whiz, Cheez Its, Cheetos, Velveeta, or Cheesy Poofs (am I forgetting anything?) (I’m a picky eater), but the Filati tunic is a pretty close match to tonight’s dinner:
It was almost like a pleasant surprise, since I had forgotten all the nuances of the yarn color and texture. It is simply lovely, everything about it. Polly did a marvelous job of knitting and blocking, of course – we’re talking about the woman who designed the Kiri Shawl! If there’s one knitter to be entrusted with a lacey pattern, it’s Polly. Thank you for doing a spectacular job, I’m so happy with how the scarf turned out!
I had a particular outfit in mind for this scarf – in the spring, I bought this tan blazer, which is very much out of character for me, since I consider tan dangerously close to my most-hated color, brown. I wanted a scarf to pair with this blazer – all the others match my predominantly red/black/gray wardrobe. What do you think? I think it matches pretty well :).
In her package Polly included a very witty letter (those Brits!) and some yummy chocolate/orange cookies (those Brits!). Thank you so much! She also included for me two skeins of Jaeger 4 ply Silk in a deep red (my favorite!).
Polly, thank you for this incredibly generous (and discontinued) gift – I will do my best to find something for you along the same lines :).