Friday, January 22, 2010

The year-long scarf

Around this time last year I was coming off a bout of knitting madness. I had knitted something for just about everyone in my family for Christmas and after the holidays started in on a project for myself: a lovely, leaf-patterned scarf. I shared a peek at it with you here. This was to be no ordinary scarf. This was a 6 1/2 foot long, lusciously thick, incredibly soft, alpaca and wool scarf. Yes, that's right. 78 inches of wooly wonder. It knit up quickly on size 15 needles and I worked on it here and there. But then there was that first glimmer of warmth in the air. I stopped cold. I don't knit in spring. That's all there is to it. I lose all desire. So I packed away the scarf and moved on to spring.

The urge to knit finally returned about a week ago and I busted out that luscious leaf-patterned scarf. As I reviewed the pattern trying to figure out where I had left off, I stopped short. I had already knit 76 inches of the dang thing. How did I not realize this? Well I picked up that scarf and finished it off, lickety-split. I had waited eleven months to finish two inches. Oy vey.

Here I am trying to take a photo of it in the bathroom mirror. Don't I look serious?

Isn't it lovely? (The pattern is from the Vogue Knitting: Accessorize book available at the Ann Arbor library.)


  1. It is just lovely! I love the color and pattern, and of course I love seeing your face.

  2. Thanks, BE! Miss you!

  3. It's gorgeous! And you look so cute and serious. :) Happy weekend! xox Pam

  4. How Myspace of you! I LOVE the scarf, it is fantastic & has amazing detail! I have always been a crocheter myself, I am great at making hats... and pretty much anything but scarves (trust me - I once crocheted a pair on mens briefs &, ahem, a willy warmer...). I miss you! I never see you at work anymore AND I STILL owe you $10! Rumor has it you work sundays & I'll be in next sunday with cupcakes!