What I’m knitting today

As a beginning knitter, I’m knitting….a scarf! Ha- big surprize, right?

I’m actually making  a slightly modified version of this scarf (pattern posted on Ravelry). I’m in Vancouver, BC so my “local” store is Baaad Anna’s. I feel very spoiled by this, as I really love everything about Baaad Anna’s, but I’ll save that for another post.

So, the triangle scarf: I’ve modified mine by using a slightly bulkier wool and slightly larger needles.

I’m using Diamond Lima in Cranberry Flare (1940) and using 6mm knitting needles. I still cast on 41 stitches, so the width of my scarf is 8.5″ instead of 8″ as per the pattern.

So far, I’ve knit about 2 feet of the scarf, and have 3 feet to go. I am trying to get this done before Christmas, because it’s going to be a gift for someone. But I’m keeping my sanity and mantra as I knit, and I don’t let it freak me out, or start the negative “YOU HAVE TO DO THIS!” thoughts. Instead, I find 5-10 minutes at some point in my day, and knit. When I get home, I try to turn the computer and cell phone off, and knit. On the nights that I do this, I seem to sleep a whole lot better!

I’ll post pictures soon!

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2 thoughts on “What I’m knitting today

  1. I’ve been knitting for many years, and I still love to knit the scarves. There’s no shame! 🙂

  2. Thanks Kristen! You’re totally right- and I absolutely LOVE scarves, so this is probably a very good thing!

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