While knitting the big brown shawl, I realized I’d skipped over the Classic Beginner’s Project. A scarf. I’d never knitted a scarf. Ergo, I picked out a pattern on Ravelry and got crackin’. (My Ravelry notes are here.)
I’m incapable of following directions, so of course the pattern is modified. I made the scarf nice and wide. Shawl-like, as all my projects end up being.
(Side note – I dreamed last night that I wore this scarf. Along with my PJs. On a walk. From here to a town twenty miles over. In the snow. With a dalmatian. And I forgot my keys and had to turn around and go home. Which made no sense, why would I need my keys in another town?)
I used Lion Brand Scarfie yarn, bought on Amazon. If you pay attention on Amazon, you can get certain colorways of yarn for much cheaper than anywhere else. It’s not always about saving money, but knitting is one of those hobbies that can cost a small fortune if you’re not careful.
It took me about 2 weeks to knit this, start to finish. I got distracted somewhere in the middle and set the whole thing down for awhile. Otherwise, it’s easy-peasy. The pattern is alternating sections of waffle stitch and plain old stockinette.
I like it. A lot. The yarn is a wool blend and the scarf is very warm. C-o-z-y.
See you later!