I finished my scarf!
I started this knitting gig about six weeks ago. My Mom got me started, fixed my mistakes and helped finish her up. And so did Bev’s magic hands. I know how to bind off now. I have absolutely no idea how to cast on. Which is why I haven’t started on another project yet. Minor details though.
Here she is, in all her glory, my long, squishy, warm, incredibly soft and static-infused scarf:
It took me 1 week to mess up as much as I possible could.
It took me 2 weeks to distinguish a knit from a purl.
It took me 3 weeks to be able to undo my row to fix a mistake.
It took me 4 weeks to complete 3 rows without a mistake.
It took me 5 weeks to feel like I was “knitting into a black hole”. (says PodMate)
It took me 6 weeks to finish the darn thing and then tell everyone I’ve met “I made this. Myself. With yarn and wooden sticks. Isn’t it fantastic?”
I love this thing and we don’t even know each other that well yet. But we will. Because I plan to wear it everyday it is under 40 degrees outside. So that when I meet more people I can say “I made this. Me. I know, seems impossible right? Who knew wooden sticks were so useful. Those apes were on to something.”
My favorite part is the fringe. I knew I wanted fringe on the scarf when I started it. And I love it. I just don’t love how static has these little guys floating through the air and taking my hair with it. Boo static, boo.
For my next act, I will be doing a hat. A matching hat. So it will be ribbed like my scarf. And in the same yarn. But I may have to omit fringe. Or just put a big tassel on top. We’ll play that one by ear.To see my scarf’s progress: I’m On My Way I’ve Been Bitten