since i am the self appointed rescuer of all craft supplies, great and small, i was gifted a yarn stash recently. i have a brother-in-law named chance. he's married to troy's sister wendy, they are both way cool, and we get along great. his mom lorraine was a sweetheart, and a phenomenal knitter. unfortunately, her health was poor and she passed away before christmas. they are putting her house on the market, and brought me her knitting goodies.
so, what did i receive? lots of needles - i really need to make myself a needle roll to organize them all. a big stack of knitting magazines - she subscribed to several, and they are all recent. even if some of the sweater projects in them look like they're from a 1984 mccall's magazine. yikes. anyways, a huge box of yarn. nothing too upscale, but pretty colors and i can use some of it for the crocheted baby blocks i am working on. and while going through it i found a few projects she had started. no patterns are with them, and i doubt i could finish them anyways, but look at this!
i assume it was the beginning of a cardigan or cape (she was a large woman). the photo shows it vertical but it was being knit side to side. there is a garter edging on both ends. it was on a long circular, with markers, but i bound it off so i wouldn't drop any stitches. i don't know what to do with it. i thought at first i could use it as a scarf, but it's too wide, and too narrow for a table runner or shawl. it's really a cool stitch pattern though, and if anyone recognizes it and can tell me what it is, i'd appreciate it. also any suggestions of what i could make with it! my only idea is to stitch a wider strip of linen behind it to make a runner.