So my question is... why do I keep making scarves? When I first cast on for a new scarf I'm full of enthusiasm, but I know that long before the end I'll have grown to resent the thing: its nagging, unfinished presence and the repetitive rows which are the same as the previous 100 and the 100 still to come. I know that I'll put it down "just while I do this quick knit" only to find it abandoned months later, when I realise I've left it too late for the gift deadline I had in mind.
Even the Teddy's Scarf I knitted for our young godson's birthday was tiring by the end. (Surely it's long enough by now!)
And yet, I love the finished result. And I press on with the thought that a gifted scarf might keep the recipient feeling warm and cosy - a lasting hug.
So here are my current projects:
- Two crocodile scarves for our godsons
These were wonderfully quick to knit up, thanks to chunky yarn and a pattern that can be knitted without having to watch every stitch. I even made the crocs a bit longer than the design.
They're both nearly finished now - only the eyes and nostrils to add. I think they're going to be so cute!
- A red leafy scarf for my mother-in-law
I started this back in June and made great progress until I put it down for a short while... I've restarted it within the last week or so. It won't be finished in time for a November birthday, but maybe Christmas; just don't ask which year... it was originally planned for 2011!
This is my first entry for WIP Wednesday. There are loads more projects to see at Tami's Amis