It's funny how time off from work tends to bring out familiar indolent patterns of behavior in (these two) academics. Raiding my parents fridge for chocolate-covered apricots? Yes. Playing Scrabble til the wee hours of the morning? You better believe it. Spending a little extra time on making stupendous dinners? But of course. Watching films in a bulimic kind of way? Bring it. My mother nagging me for
The Darling Resident Husband (Notice the change in nomenclature. He's been renamed due to the incredibly generous Christmas present of an iPhone which signals his capitulation to the surrounding culture. Principles be damned! I love this man!) became very teary watching a Truffaut film (a change as he's normally a Godard kinda guy) and noted that the director "just loved what he did". We contemplated this concept and decided that doing what you love is of no small importance.
And now, on to the knitting content!
Recently I've been on a scarf kick, which is odd because normally this garment is way down on my knitting list as a. they are frequently tedious and b. always take longer than you think they're going to take. If you can identify with these sentiments, might I suggest the Child's Rainbow Scarf from LMKG? I have seen plenty of these on Ravelry and elsewhere that encouraged me to give it a whirl. This project is ultra-fast (about a day and a half, off and on) and affords one the ability to be ever surprised by the changing colors of the Kureyon. Sometimes the colors go together in the most pleasing way imaginable (blue + green, blue + orange, both combos are so right on...) and sometimes the colors just completely clash and make you ill (purple + brown, anyone?), but the overall result has strong visual appeal due to the mistake rib and vibrant colors.
Pattern: Child's Rainbow Scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts
Yarn: Noro Kureyon, colors 40 & 54
Needles: Size 9
Time: About a day and a half
Next up: Wendy Bernard's Drive-Thru for Peeper-Lou. Knit completely out of stash yarn!