The Scarves Entry
Hi blog! Today I am going to present scarves for the holidays but not the people wearing them.
I knit the first scarf over Thanksgiving, a holiday gift for my roommate and best friend, Ruchi. I used the Multidirectional Scarf Pattern and Noro’s Kujaku, which I knew she would totally love because she loves colors and who wouldn’t love a little bit of Noro? The Multidirectional pattern is a great way to show it off and it was amazingly easy and Noro is a pleasure to work with. Ruchi got like ten thousand scarves for the holidays but I knit mine and thought about her through every single stitch, therefore I win based on the model of elitist sentimentality (because it’s handmade, it’s automatically better, even though it might not be).
Ruchi got me a skein of handdyed yarn from the Union Square market and I can’t wait to make it into something amazing. She also got me chocolate which I ate all of within 24 hours but this is a yarn blog and not a chocolate blog!
The next scarf is the Irish Hiking Scarf for my mom’s husband, John. I used three leftover balls from my stockinette Mariah because it was the only yarn I had onhand that was even close to the correct amount. When I envisioned this scarf I was hoping to use Valley Yarns’ Berkshire Bulky in their lighter shade of gray, but it was not to be because I only had about one-and-a-half balls. It was blocked aggressively because my mom harangued me about how it was going to be too short and as a result it lost a little bit of it’s ability to contract and be “squishy” though I will say it is still squishy nonetheless. I blocked it while listening to older episodes of Ready, Set, Knit!, which I am making my way through.
I realized one of my favorite things to do is to sit in bed and knit and watch movies. Its’ like the ultimate experience. I’m sixty.