My first finished knitting project in ages – the red and purple scarf! Yay! : ) I couldn’t be more pleased with how it all came out. The color combo – love it. I had questioned it for a while, but once I wrapped this scarf around my neck and saw the “pop” against my jacket, I was in love. So bright and cheery without being obnoxious. I’m also really glad I decided to go with two strands held together because the thickness is perfect – squishy and sold enough to really keep out the cold, but flexible enough to fold and wrap however I want. The final dimensions are about 55 inches long by 5 inches wide, just right for my taste. I love you, my new scarfy friend!
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. : )
This was my first full work week after my schedule calmed down, and wow did that make a HUGE difference. Classes are over, my calendar isn’t chopped into 100 little pieces every week, I’m not working until 11 pm anymore, and I finally have time to relax and breathe a bit. You know, like a normal human being. : ) It’s about time, geez! I had missed my life, and I’m very happy to have it back.
Here’s what I’ve been up to now that Robot Carolyn has been unplugged and put into long-term storage:
With the insanity of this fall semester, I haven’t been doing much in the way of creative endeavors. (I have, however, gotten a boat load of work done.) So, having missed out on much of the coveted fall knitting season, I decided to dip my overworked little toes back into the knitting waters with a super-simple, mindless little project: a scarf. Yes, a scarf. A big, long rectangle that requires pretty much zero brain power and creativity. This type of project is exactly on par with my mental capacity these days – sad but true. Anyway, this simple project is slowly and gently bringing me back to my zen state of knitting relaxation, and it’s a much-welcomed change. Hello, knitting. Nice to see you again.