Tuesday, September 19, 2006

The scarf

I am totally obsessed with this beautiful scarf. Here it is at about halfway complete. The picture is terrible - I'm very sorry. The problem is the dear husband (DH) is using the real digital for work, so I have to use my camera phone. Sorry. The color is much more brilliant than this. It is beautifully shiny and good. I love this yarn! While I haven't worked with much other yarn, it's my absolute favorite yarn. It's so strong that Kiddo (the darling cat, DC) can play with it over and over and it still doesn't break (not true of the 100% wool yarn I bought for the Lotus Blossom shawl). Maybe it's the silk?

I'm hoping to get this scarf completed by the time the Sock Wars start. I have about 8 inches left of cabling on the other end, so I'd say I'm pretty much on track. Fingers crossed...

Speaking of the Sock Wars... I'm totally unprepared. I don't have needles or yarn, thus I haven't done a guage swatch. Oh dear. I'm not sure I'm going to get anything purchased by Friday, either. Although, I do have a work knitting circle on Friday, so I really should get everything by then, then I can dilligently work on the sock while at the knitting circle. This is all-out war, people, and I haven't even done basic training, yet! Deep breaths... I'm sure I'll die in the first round... It would be a true miracle if I made it beyond that.

So, on the backburner is the Lotus Blossom Shawl, a pair of socks for another Christmas gift and Ethan's blanket... I think I have decided that I am a focus knitter. I didn't think I was, but now that I have four projects going on at the same time, I'm realizing that it's best for me to work through the projects one at a time. It helps with my guage and determination. Now that I can see the finish line of the scarf, I am more determined than ever to get it done. Call me obsessive. I dare you.

1 comment:

Jessie said...

Oh so so pretty.