Phew! I finally finished the scarf I started working on about a month ago. Whenever I browse patterns in knitting books, I always have a laugh at the sections entitled something like, “One-Hour Projects” or “Weekend Knits.” How about “Super Easy Knits That Will Still Take You A Month To Finish Because You Have Other Things To Do Rather Than Sit Down & Knit Straight.”
I got the recipe… er, pattern (can you tell I have food on the brain?)… from 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders, and while the yarn I used wasn’t what it called for, I still like the end-result. I kept starting again with bigger needles to get a nice, open weave, but I probably could have gone up another size or two. In any case, I love how the scarf has a natural curl.
I got to practice some new techniques, without totally frying my brain. After having to glance back and forth from my knitting to the instructions, I finally memorized it, which made things go more quickly. Until, of course, one of the kiddos distracted me and I had to stop and think about where I was. Repeatedly. So, this is a one-of-a-kind piece, peppered with a few of my trademark mistakes.
The kiddos happily modeled it for me:
I’m giving this as a gift; I don’t think She reads my blog, but if so, try to act surprised and overjoyed when you receive it!