Casting on! Finally! This scarf has been waiting to be started for months.
Back in September, Audry over at Bear-Ears published a lovely book of patterns inspired by literature, aptly titled Lit Knits. I followed it on it’s blog tour, reading the various posts as it was featured on different blogs.
And to my surprise, during Lit Knits’ visit to Woolen Diversions, I won a copy of the e-book!
With this great book of possibilities in my
digitally metaphoric hands, I hemmed and hawed about yarn choices. I even went to STITCHES East, with yarn requirements for patterns written on a Post-It Note. Then, after taking hours to decide, (my friends apparently have the patience of saints), I picked up some Tosh DK in the Baroque Violet colorway.
But only now, when I was thinking of casting on a sweater, did I pull out my Tosh DK and cast on for the Deep Sea Wanderer Infinity Scarf. It’s a beautiful pattern, worked in the round, inspired by 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. (Gasp! I actually haven’t read the book, I need to get on that.) I’m past the first set of “Portal Rivets”, and I’m working on the beds of kelp, and I can see how gorgeous it’s going to be after a bit of blocking.
And if you were around to read my last post, you might be wondering how I can be so pumped up to start a sweater, and then drop it like it’s hot, turn around, and start a scarf. What can I say? I get spooked easily by things that have to “fit” and “get gauge.”
Oh! And there was another contributing factor to this scarf’s blazing fast jump off the starting block. I ran out yarn for my mother’s scarf, and have yet to buy more. (My car is in the shop for another week, so I won’t be getting out to Michael’s to buy more anytime soon.)
Happy Knitting! (And a Happy St. Patrick’s Day, too, while you’re at it!)