Today I have another in-progress project to share: the Maurits scarf (with my Ravelry notes) by Andrea Rangel for Brooklyn Tweed. This scarf is a colorwork infinity loop with a bold geometric pattern. I really love the design and was drawn to this pattern as soon as I saw it. I always enjoy colorwork knitting projects. Even though they’re time-consuming, the finished projects always look so intricate and interesting.
I managed to squeeze out two final projects in 2013: a teal V-neck Renfrew and a simple infinity scarf. Both were super quick projects, and I sewed them both start-to-finish (including cutting) last Saturday. Phew! It took me the entire day, but since I’m on vacation for the holidays, I didn’t mind. : )
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. : )
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.