Friday, February 15, 2013
Loving Infinity Scarves
I've been on an Infinity Scarf-making spree lately. I enjoy knitting scarves (they are about the only thing I CAN knit) and it is good to have something to occupy my hands during the long dark winter evenings. Haha, isn't there a saying about busy hands keeping one out of trouble? Anyway . . . a burning fire, a good movie, a cup of tea and a knitting project make my winter evenings something to look forward to . . . SIGH!
For these scarves I used Size 15 needles and Cozy Wool by Loops & Threads. It is chunky and soft and I just got an email that it is ON SALE this weekend at Michaels. I cast on 18 stiches and then knit 2, pearl 2, knit 2, and so on, repeating to the end of the row (for those of you who actually knit from patterns my instructions will probably give you a good chuckle). I used two skeins of yarn and ended up with the perfect length to be worn long or doubled up. After casting off I used my yarn to sew the two ends together, and voila!
In keeping with my OldThingsNew theme I gave an update to a traditional (OLD) scarf by adding a leather bracelet adornment to one of the scarves . . .(edgy!)
. . . and a wide satin ribbon to the other (sweet!). Both were ideas sent to me by my youngest daughter as she placed her order!
I think it would be fun to add old jewelry, pins or even buttons in the same way.
Here is a close-up of the "weave" of the pattern. Is that the term you would use my knitting friends? I'm pretty sure it isn't, but I know someone will help me out!
I've knitted so many scarves now that it seems like it is probably time to move onto something more challenging, but then I don't know if I really want to do anything more complicated. Counting and keeping track of rows would probably take away from the complete sense of mindlessness I achieve with this relaxing pastime.
They tell me Spring is right around the corner but until then keep warm, and take some time to enjoy a little winter hibernation!
Blessings to you,
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