I swear, if I even think about making another scarf anytime soon, I may have to run screaming into the night. Just the idea of creating another long, straight piece of knitted fabric might send me around the bend. Sure, there are some lovely patterns out there, and wonderful yarns, but in the midst of the project the realization hits. What on earth am I making another scarf for??? There are about a zillion of them in my closet and folks, it just doesn't get that cold here. One or two would be plenty. However, I did just finish one and have to say that although when it was done, I was plenty happy, I also REALLY enjoyed knitting it.
How about a little detail?
- Pattern: Herringbone Rib Scarf. You can get the pattern just by asking the designer, Li, to send it to you. Go right now and come back. It's fast, fun, and easy. And look how pretty!
- Yarn: Noro Silk Garden. Colorway #241. I love the colors, and the fact that there isn't a klunker in the bunch. I bought the two skeins to avoid getting ten and making another Clapotis. Good choice!
- Modification: I used two knit stitches on each end, creating a garter stitch border, instead of the stockinette of the pattern. Otherwise, it's knit as written. Really, it's a wonderful pattern, and you should definitely try it out.
In the comments the other day, Claudia asked why I wasn't knitting socks. It's mostly because there are so many other projects in my closet waiting for attention, but also because obviously I have so many already that adding to the pile seems a bit silly. On the other hand, I really miss knitting socks, and will definitely be putting some on the needles for my trip to Boston the end of December. Socks are perfect airplane/travel knitting, and I'm anxious to try out some of the yarn I got at this year's SAFF. So socks will be back on the menu really soon. In the meantime, yarn to make a sweater for myself followed me home from knitting last night. It's a shop pattern from Knitch, made with the new Rowan Cocoon in the Shale colorway. Hopefully, it will be a quick knit, although with the temperature going up daily, there's not that much of a hurry.
The latest cat caper is actually my fault. Compliments of me forgetting to NOT thaw meat on the kitchen counter, they had a dinner of raw steak tonight. Expensive raw steak. No Fancy Feast for them this evening!
Tomorrow, I'll be baking some goodies for Sunday's Knitter's Christmas Party. I bought a new Williams-Sonoma appetizer book, and can't wait to be elbow deep in flour and olive oil. Oh, and there will also be my World Famous Chocolate Cream Cheese Fudge. Don't you just love the holidays???