The Scarf begins!
Posted by Miss Knotty on April 21, 2010
I started the scarf! I made it a good 11 rows, and then Starbucks closed and it was time to book it home. You know, I love knitting triangular shawls, but there’s something really pleasant about knitting something that doesn’t continually get wider as you go. Those last rows of knitting on a triangular shawl (at least if you’re doing center-out) can feel like they take forever to finish a row, or the hours it takes to do a bind-off that’s not too tight because you’re excited to be binding off x00(0?) stitches after n days/weeks/months of work. No, there’s something definitely lovely about a project with a fixed number of stitches, that takes (roughly) the same amount of time to get across every time. Lace Ribbon Scarf, let’s be friends for a while.
I also started a Garterlac dishcloth out of some tonal green I Love This Cotton that I picked up for a song at Hobby Lobby – May I just recommend this yarn? It’s wonderful! It’s so silky, you almost can’t believe you’re knitting with cotton. I know people sometimes sneer at big box brands and prefer the artisanal this or that or supporting their LYS, and that’s fine and good and I agree. Support your LYS. But for dishcloths, this yarn is the way to go! It’s smooth and soft, 100% cotton, reasonably priced, you can get 2 cloths out of a ball easily and you won’t feel bad about using and enjoying them, because it wasn’t hand spun by nuns in the most remote convent in insert-location-here and that’s why it’s such a premium price, so you knit it up and never use it. Use these to bits, people! That’s what they’re for!
Anyway, not much to say today, it was a long one, and I’m sleepy. Gunite!