After I finished a super secret knitting project for a family member I realized that I had two additional projects to go and felt despair fall over me.
Most of the knitting I do are gifts for other people and I realized suddenly that I need some selfish knitting. I wanted to make myself something fun and pretty that would keep me busy and that I would keep just for me. SELFISH!
I just happened to have the Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders book out, a gift from my mOm, and many of its pages are tabbed with colored post-its, and noted with comments like “make this one for me” or “good for A___” or “find a cute baby to give this to”.
Do you see all these pretty ruffles? First you knit the body of the scarf using 213 stitches, then you bind them off. Then, you pick up 330 stitches along one of the scarf’s edges, double them, and then increase by half again, and bind off 990 stitches in a knit one – purl one bind off. And then, you repeat for the other side of the scarf. Aaack! Am I insane?
Fortunately this week I have plenty of patience and tenacity and so I started the scarf and just powered through all of these tiny stitches and finished one side of the scarf. Right now I am almost done doubling the stitches for the second side of the scarf. I must say it is very absorbing work!
I like the yarn a lot, it was from a lace sampler from Knit Picks called Shadow, a heathery medium lavender called Foxtrot. The ruffles look really pretty and I hope to finish it today so I can wear it tomorrow. And then, perhaps, I can finish off another super secret Christmas knitting gift.
Or not! I might make myself another pair of socks! Scandal…