Projects, part 1

Apparently as an adult, I have an inability to sit still.

Well, I do sitting really well, but I usually find I need to be doing something while I’m sitting, and just watching tv isn’t enough.

So I’m pretty much constantly with some form of knitting project or another in my hands. I enjoy the start of something new, the crafting and the creation of something out of nothing – just like with cooking, where the same half-dozen or so ingredients can create all kinds of different foods.

However, I tend to lose focus when it comes time to actually finish said projects. The weaving in of the ends, the grafting together of the pieces… it’s just not the same. Same thing for cross stitching – I find the actual development of the image to be fun, but the outlining and the detail work is more tiresome.

But, every now and again I do manage to finish projects. Usually when they’re gifts for someone else (though even then, not always). I don’t always remember to take pictures of them before I give them away, but with the Christmas gifts I have made this year, I have.

So I present to you the scarf I made for my massage therapist. (I also gave her a tin of cookies, but I didn’t bother to photograph those, since I’ll be posting pictures of those later).

The pattern came from Cascade Yarn’s 60 More Quick Knits book, and was pattern number 19, Lace-Panel Scarf, page 60. I knit it using the Cascade 220 Sport, in what if memory serves, was their Really Red. My RMT said red was her favourite colour, and with her colouring I didn’t want to go too orangey-red or too blue-red (the second being my preference for red), so I picked the red that seemed to be between the two.

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