Thursday, February 11, 2010
Is knitting-without-looking some sort of talent reserved for the genetically privileged? Just asking, cos while I have ‘watched’ whole seasons of Spooks and Grand Designs and even an occasional DVD, I can’t recall a single plotline. I’m too busy concentrating on the knittery thing. There is one obvious advantage: I can waft through an entire non-ratings season filled with televisual repetition and everything’s shiny new to me.
Last August, the Swiss Cheese Scarf, above, measured 119 centimetres. Six months later it measures 120. While it promises everything I could wish for in a scarf: soft, drapey, mildly interesting, (although gaping holes aren’t generally the prerequisite), the endless garter stitch has become challengingly unchallenging. I can’t distract myself with a television something, because sooner or later, stitches do large and impressive dive bombs off needles. In the meanwhile, Anna has been knitting up a lace scarf beauty and I haven’t forgotten the shawl glory produced by Sooz and Suse – though I suspect I would wear ‘shawl’ as unfortunately as I do ‘beret’.
Craft floozy that I am, Swiss Cheese Scarf has been thrust to the side and I have succumbed to lacy temptation. Time isn’t exactly going spare at the moment, but a few rows during an occasional late night news broadcast, (too busy pattern-learning, so no inkling of world events since Sunday) and things are starting to speed along...
By the end of Friday Night Crime, I reckon the Lace Ribbon Scarf could be half finished. Just don’t ask me whodunnit.
Freebie Lace Ribbon Scarf pattern available here, Swiss Cheese Scarf available here (my pattern modifications to avoid tiny holes either side of meant-to-be-there holes here).
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