My next edit was delayed, so I did a lot of knitting yesterday. It was probably a good thing, though. After being out both Saturday night and Sunday, way more social interaction than I’m used to, I was having the usual introvert reaction, not wanting to talk or think or engage much while I re-charged. I knitted and watched Torchwood most of the day.
This scarf is in some ways both easier and more challenging than the other two I’ve done. You absolutely have to count stitches correctly due to the vertical lines of the loops and double decreases. But it’s also clear within several stitches if you’ve miscounted, because the pattern doesn’t line up. I’ve only had to use a lifeline once so far on this scarf.
It’s going to be a long scarf! It’s already about 18 inches, and I’m only into the third color, not counting that tiny bit of yellow at the beginning, and I still have purples, greens, and blues left. It felt like the orange was never going to end, which sucked because I really hate orange. Too perky.
Here, you can see the transition from the orange, to the dark pinkish-orange, to the magenta. I can’t wait to get into the “cool” colors, which are my favorite.
Part of my edit arrived a while ago, though, so I have to work a bit before I can knit today. But I have some weird nervous energy going, like I’m forgetting something important. I might need to putter around the house a bit and see if that helps, or if I remember whatever it is.
I could’ve crocheted about four scarves in the amount of time this knit one is taking so far, but old dog, new tricks…important if you want to keep your brain from turning to lumpy oatmeal.