The inches are adding up. There are twenty repeat of the pattern now, and 26 inches of the scarf knit.
There is still a shell of yarn to knit in cake/skein two, to knit, (and ideally, there will be 29 inches knit before it comes to an end) but I am pleased with this week's progress. And the bulk of today's knitting is still to come!
I've said it before (and |I'll say it again, no doubt) but I hate knitting scarves! They are so boring! Really, since yesterday, all I have done is 48 rows. Nothing really. The yarn makes this scarf more pleasurable than most. but it is still boring. And in spite of my dislike (of scarves), I knit them again and again.. (there are a good half dozen scarf ideas in my mental queue of projects, and more if you include shawls!)
But I will reward myself when this scarf is finished, with some fun hats, and some quick and easy projects for my granddaughters, and come the new year, I will return to selfishly knitting for ME. Socks for me, Vests for me, and maybe even a sweater for me! (And, of course, a scarf for me!)
I like scarves that have interesting stitches, or techniques, but the problem is, there are very few stitches or techniques that are still interesting after a dozen repeats. Still, I've had in my mental queue, Anne Modeisiett's Leaf scarf—I have a greenish taupe (and/or a pastel, buttery yellow) alpaca to make it with—but as interesting as looks (and that is what I like best, scarves that are more of a fashion accessory, than a warm garment) I am afraid I will grow bored.
Secondly, I have a dozen or so knit scarves that are fashion accessories.. Do I need another? Well of course not, but I must knit something with all this
stash SABLE that I have!
And MORE yarn is coming—A minor favor is being repaid with a skein of homespun—a special treat. I am so excited, I can hardly wait. It is a complete surprise-I have no idea of the color, or fiber, or gauge...The spinner is an artist, and make lovely color combinations... So what ever it is, it will be wonderful.