- Sore throat – check!
- Headache – check!
- Achy muscles – check!
- Post-nasal drip – check!
- Boogies – check!
- Sick baby, sick Mama – check!
- Ancient 2-year old unfinished scarf, now finished – CHECK & CHECK!!
- Pattern: Chameleon Scarf by Lorilee Beltman (Ravelry link here; My Ravelry project link here)
- Yarn: Yardage is approximate here as I didn’t keep good track of exactly how much I used. Something like 2 balls of Patons SWS in “Natural Green”, 2 balls of Patons SWS in “Natural Crimson”, and 1 ball of Patons SWS in “Natural Geranium”.
- Needles: Size 6 bamboo dpns
- Mods: Substituted a different striping yarn and only worked 10 large motifs and 9 small motifs (instead of 11 large and 10 small)
I’m calling this “That 70’s Scarf” because the colors remind me of retro-nasty appliances and tableware. You know the ones. All orange and avocado and yellow with crazy mushrooms and weird chickens strewn all over the place, and those creepy little kids with big heads and big eyes looking out from those “Happiness Is….” pictures. I’m not usually diggin’ on that, but for some reason I kinda like how these colors look together. This scarf makes me, well, happy. I only wish I had knit the squares on bigger needles so that it was a bit lighter and airier. Because this thing is frickin’ heavy & dense as all get out. Good thing I shortened it a little too because it’s plenty long. I don’t know why it took me so long to finish this. It’s not like it was a difficult knit. Even the seaming, which I was dreading like the pox, wasn’t so bad. I finished all of that in two quick sittings. No, I think the real sticking point was my lack of imagination. Because the Patons SWS ended up having much shorter color repeats than the Knit One Crochet Too Ty-Dy Cotton that the pattern called for, I had to do a lot of planning ahead to make sure I got squares with enough variety to offset each other when sewn together. After a while I just got tired of lugging them all out, laying them end to end, and trying to decide what colors needed to come next. But eventually, the idea of having this fantastically old UFO just hanging about, became harder to deal with than just sitting down and planning some colors dammit. So I got myself motivated and finally finished it. And it feels so amazing to have finally completed this! Now onto the next UFO….. my Jaywalkers!
And on a gorgeous sunny Saturday last weekend, my darling hubby and I took the baby for a walk in the warm sunshine and snapped some great pics. No idea where we caught the sick-nasty cold bugs, but at least we got out to enjoy some fresh air before we had to be cooped up inside getting over the yucks. Hope you’re staying healthy!