Alright, my interwebs peeps, it is time. Time for the unveiling of The Scarf.
Behold! Bask in the glory of the knitting project that knew no end!
(Sorry the pictures are so badly exposed. It’s a black scarf with green characters on it.)
I started this scarf back in late November 2009 when I was younger and more ambitious and Stinkerbelle was less mobile and less busy. I quickly learned that colourwork and toddlers do not mix.
So it got shelved for a goodly period of time.
But I picked it back up again in the fall and knit a row here and a row of pattern there. And then I decided to get the damn thing done before Christmas.
Didn’t happen. But I was close, so I used my 11 in 2011 knitting challenge to get it done.
The pattern is easy (Binary from Knitty 2006) and the colourwork is just 2 colours, but it’s knit in the round, and you carry both colours at all times. And if your circular needles are too long (as mine were by about an INCH goddammit), it’s a pain in the fricking arse. Not to mention the fingers. And I didn’t swatch beforehand so it’s my own fault, but I never swatch. I AM A REBEL SO THERE. And I used acrylic because you want something like this to wear like iron — maybe a superwash wool would have been better. But I’d hate for BDH to find he could not wear wool next to the skin after all this work.
So it’s about 6 or 7 feet long and really wide and as thick as hell, and BDH seems to love it. And I am glad. It was a challenge, and reminded me why I rarely do colourwork. But I like the finished product and I’m glad I did it.
And I can’t show you February’s challenge until I get it in the mail because OMG ITS A SURPRISE. So, I’ll have to find something else to show you in the meantime.