Lately, I am finding myself inexplicably drawn to scarf knitting. Of course, handknit scarves are beautiful. They are, however, things I neither need nor tend to wear. Oh well, they always make a great gift right?
I am finding myself soothingly contented with this Easy Flame Scarf, although mine is more of a Grapevine Scarf because of the color. The Malabrigo and the pattern seem to be the perfect match. I must admit that the bamboo needles are a nice change of pace as well. (And mind you, I rarely feel soothed or contented for long... "antsy" would be a much better word.)
But how about a beaded scarf? Gotta try it. (BTW- Any tips on stringing the beads?? I assume I wind the yarn first. I'm picturing plucking scattered beads out of my carpet for months to come.)
And sadly, I guess I must confess... I'm a follower. I couldn't resist knitting my own Chevron Scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I cringed when I noticed on Ravelry that almost everyone seemed to be using the same two colors of Socks That Rock... where's the creativity? So after ordering a couple to check out, I'm choosing to do mine in Farmhouse and Watermelon Tourmaline...
just like everybody else.
In my defense, I will say that it's hard to match up colors from little internet swatches... even after many hours of trying. Many hours.
So there's a glimpse of my intentions... which is by no means an accurate representation of what will actually don my needles in the weeks to come.
In the meanwhile, I am trying to get in the mental mode for Christmas. I'm feeling a bit Grinchy however as I adjust to a month of re-runs and pine tree allergies. (Yes, I'm allergic to Christmas trees. How fun is that?) And the thought of getting through a whole month on The Amazing Race alone... shudder.
I'm hoping that some fun knits and this book I picked up will help. A narrated version would be great, but I really don't need it. I can just hear the voice as I read.