Maurits scarf in progress

Maurits scarf in progress 1 - with yarn

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.

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Teal Renfrew and simple infinity scarf

Sewaholic Renfrew 9 teal v-neck and infinity scarf - unwrapped

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.  : )

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Red and purple scarf: finished!

Red and purple scarf - done white coat

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!

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Red and purple scarf: now with (slightly) more length

Red and purple scarf - progress - on Sammy

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.  : )

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Red and purple scarf: the beginning

Red and purple scarf

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.

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