Here we have the almost-finished:
This is the February Scarf, designed by Beth Weaver, that I am knitting for Leah. I made Leah pose for this just as she got off the bus from a week-long ski trip to the Italian Alps. Literally. She hadn’t even walked in the door yet. Not only had she just spent a week skiing all day long every day, but then she had stayed up all night, on a bus, with 50 other girls and a bunch of teachers driving from Italy to the UK. (That’s right – they don’t fly them to Italy; they take a bus.) So, this photo is designed only to show off the length of this almost-finished project and not to be a particularly stylish photo of either scarf or daughter.
Since the Scarf isn’t blocked yet, it is hard to see how lovely it is from the above photo, so here is a close-up so you can see how great it’s going to look:
I have about 8 inches or so left to knit and then I am done. As you can see, it is pretty long, and will be even more so when it’s been blocked. The funny thing is, the pattern is written for 6 skeins of Quince & Co Osprey wool. I am knitting it with just 5 skeins, so you can imagine how long it is supposed to be. I think 5 skeins is plenty long enough.
So, that is the almost-finished. Here is the barely-started:
Oh, be still my heart! Isn’t it beautiful! This is the beginning of a sleeve of the Exeter jacket, designed by Michele Wang, in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter.
So, which one do you think I want to be knitting today? The almost-finished, with at most 3 hours of knitting remaining:
Or the barely-started, with about 3,729 hours of knitting remaining?
We knitters are so fickle.
Which to knit? Good question … If you were me, you’d work on the one that was barely started, which has the side benefit of ensuring the maximum number of projects remain firmly lodged in WIP World. I believe the technical term for it is “Knitter’s Logic.”
Ha ha! Knitting has clearly warped our brains, Barbara. Knitter’s Logic, indeed!
How can you drive from UK to Italy? Ferry?
Hi Jennifer, yes they drive down to the ferry, and then load the bus onboard and sail across the Channel. We do this when we take a family holiday. The hard part is when you get to France and your steering wheel is on the wrong side; it makes driving an adventure!