Remember this? It’s the red and purple scarf, now a little longer than last time! Awesome!! I know it may not look a whole lot longer, but it is indeed getting there, slowly but surely. I work on it a bit here and there, and eventually it will actually become a scarf. Patience, my darlings! For now, it fits Sammy quite nicely, my trusty bear and knitting-project-modeler. If it’s not yet keeping me warm, he might as well get some use out of it. : )
While I enjoy working on this little project, I’ve noticed that it does require a bit of a commitment. I usually sit on the couch and put one ball of yarn on one side of me and the other on the other side, and I pull out quite a bit of yarn to work from (since I don’t want two balls of yarn haphazardly rolling all over the place as I knit). The result is that I wind up getting buried underneath a carefully-managed web of yarn, which makes it hard to get up in the middle to take a break. Hmm. It’s ok, it just means that I don’t work on it as often as I probably would, but it will get done eventually. I will persevere!
One good thing about this project is that Maggie LOVES it. She loves the two balls of yarn (two at once! how exciting!), she loves all the pulled-out-and-ready-to-knit yarn strewn across my lap, and she loves all the action of me flipping the scarf back and forth. It’s adorable! It also means I always have a snuggly companion when I whip out this project. : ) I do let her play with the yarn a little bit (like I said, she gets such a kick out of it), and I just stop her when she tries to eat it. Don’t worry, the entire thing is kept in a closed drawer when it’s not actively in use. I’ve heard the cat-and-yarn horror stories – no thanks!
So this project is steadily moving along at a snail’s pace… but any progress is good progress at this point. Keep calm and knit on!