What a great surprise … fall back day! Not that that has anything to do with knitting — except providing one an extra hour with which to do it. And things have been busy here chez furball.
Look! A finished scarf … a really, really long; very, very fuzzy scarf:
Perfect for the fall. And happiness in general.
The mistake rib stitch is my new favorite — it makes such a squooshy, stretchy fabric, perfect for warm scarves.
As you can see:
Both scarves are based on the Tami ribbed scarf in Yarnplay; this one using the recommended Filatura di Crosa 127 Print. The yarn is quite nice and I like the turquoise color quite a bit; more importantly, I think the recipient will like the turquoise.
Yes, this scarf marks the official beginning of Christmas gift knitting. I am no where near as prolific in this endeavor as, say, Carolyn (how does she knit so much?!), but a person’s got to start somewhere. This friend is quite picky, so I hope she likes the finished product.
Last year I restricted myself to family-only gifts; much less pressure. I’d really like my friends to actually want to wear the stuff I make for them, not just tell me how "interesting" my knitting is. You know. And then throw it into a deep, dark corner of the closet, never to be seen again.
Which is why I’m hoping this cardigan isn’t going to go belly-up on me:
It’s for my mom, but still. I’d like to think she’ll wear it even when I’m not around. The yarn (Online Ravenna) — a great deal at elann.com — is knitting up very nicely. It’s a cotton / acrylic blend; I was skeptical, but it has a nice feel: very soft and lofty.
But that only scratches the surface of plans. The rest is still just in the dream-phase. I doubt the half of it will get done. But since it’s fall break week (no teaching!) I might be able to make a dent in my plans. If all of that work doesn’t interfere.