Friday, February 11, 2011
What was I thinking?? While browsing the local fiber store, a while ago, the owner was opening up boxes of new inventory. I couldn't resist, I love watching boxes being open. A new sock yarn emerged, Online SuperSocke self patterning yarn. With such beautiful colors, nice texture and durability, I immediately started picking a skein I liked. The price tag...about $20...ouch! Did that matter at the time though, not really.
This skein of yarn sat, unattended for months. I thought about making a pair of socks with it, but a $20 pair of socks?? Plus, I haven't knitted socks before and find them a little intimidating. So fingerless gloves came to mind next, but I couldn't find a pattern that called for the weight of this yarn. My brilliant idea...a triangle scarf and I would make it as big as the skein allowed. Simple and easy.
What was I thinking?? Although I am loving the colors and the way it is looking so far, this project is going to take me forever. It only keeps my attention for a short time (knitting is like that for me), the needles I have to use to make the self patterning yarn do its job are so small which means the rows are very short and well I am just not that fast of a knitter. To say this is a challenge for me is an understatement. My commitment to this project is 100% though and if it takes me years to get this done, oh well, all I have is time right?
Picture: Start of the Triangle Scarf. Would you believe I have been working on this, on and off, for a couple months?