Finally, last weekend, my parents’ visit prompted me to finish my mom’s much-belated Christmas present: the Shale Pleated Scarf. This was a free Webs pattern that showed up in my inbox one day, and I’m really happy with the way it turned out. I think most of the credit goes to the Malabrigo yarn, which never fails to make any project look perfect. I love the way it smooths and evens out the stitches and hides inconsistencies. Every Malabrigo item I’ve made to date has been a gift, and I think that may need to change soon, as I could use some of its merino warmth for myself, even with May right around the corner.