Back at the start of the year I made a resolution. I made up a dozen bags of single skeins and useable oddments of yarn, and I vowed to use at least half of them before the end of the year.
When I reached the half-way point I decided that I had to tackle one of more the difficult bags. The yarn I would have given away if only it had been in complete balls with ball bands ….
It was Debbie Bliss Soho. I bought a pack of ten balls in a sale and I had about four left.
- Beautiful colours aren’t always the most wearable.
- Thick and thin, loosely plied yarn doesn’t lend itself to many projects.
- Neither do very short colour repeats.
Ravelry came to my rescue – lots of knitters had made My So-Called Scarf with this yarn, they looked lovely and the pattern was easy. I made one and I love it.
I tried making a hat with the remaining yarn, but I didn’t like it, I didn’t like the colours of the yarn so close to my face, and so I unripped it.
I decided to make another scarf and give it away.
My So-Called Scarf eats yarn and I knew that I didn’t have enough to make one a sensible length, so I ruled out making another one. I experimented with a few others, but I just couldn’t find the right pattern. It didn’t work stranded, it didn’t look right in seafoam, twisted drop stitch just looked messy ….. in the end I gave up, I tried plain, ordinary garter stitch; that looked better than anything else, and so I went with it.
It was quick, mindless knitting!
I had more than 6 feet of scarf after I added fringing on each end!
It’s not the best thing I’ve ever knitted, but it’s soft, squishy and very warm. I can’t think of any one who would like it that I could give it to, and so my plan is to donate it to one of the many Christmas fayres that I know will be looking for donations later in the year.
I have ‘non-resolution’ knitting in progress, but I see one or two hats and maybe another scarf in the future …..