Wednesday, November 04, 2009
This past week I decided to take a pause from the Rowan merry-go-round & pick up a few projects that had been laying fallow for a while. And boy am I glad I did, because I now have a finished chevron scarf and am one plane ride away (tomorrow--conference, only 36 hours but still) from a completed Ingenue. As I am sure you are aware, it's not every day that one can lay claim to finishing a chevron because everyone's favorite not-last-minute-gift takes a shitload of time. I gestated my kids longer than each one of these has taken me.
Pattern: Chevron scarf from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson
Yarn: STR Lightweight in Monsoon and Footzey-Foo
Needles: size 6
I am glad to have persevered because now I have a killer present to give one of my favorite friends. I only basically see her once a year, which might be a good thing because I already told my husband that there would no doubt be problems in our marriage if we both lived in the same city as I would likely ditch my family & want to spend all my time with her, maniacally laughing.
As a non-knitter she was a total champ last year and accompanied me to Loop, so it only seems right that I should make her something. I love how the colors on this chevron are basically understated and not crazy. If you are looking for your next time-suck, by all means spend some time perusing the Ravelry project gallery for this project. After several hours you'll emerge, probably realizing that you've soiled yourself, but you sure will have a lot of color combo ideas!