I am only allowed to start a new knitting project if I am also working on an unfinished object.This weekend, I dug this up from the bottom of a very pretty, and very neglected knitting bag. I started it in 2007. I brought it to knitting group yesterday, so my resolution is out there. It took awhile for me to figure out what configuration of feather-and-fan I had done, but then I just sailed away on it.
Years ago, the KnitPicks colourway was called "fly fishing." Now, the closest colourway they have is called is called "lily pad multi," but the greens have morphed into olive, and the brownish bits are gone.
I like the brownish bits, and I don't think of the colourway as "fly fishing." Now I think of it as "John Muir," thanks to my dear and lovely friend Caitlin, from Crescent Knits, who introduced me to the glory of his writings. The colourway takes me into a thick pine forest, with fragrant pine needles underfoot that muffle my footsteps, and invoke an ancient silence. When I look up, I can see the sky, blue and clear.
It makes me happy to knit this scarf.
I will finish it in 2010.