So my sister, if you recall the story from this exciting ride of a hat, has decided to use my yarn skills to her advantage every now and again. Well, it didn’t work out with the hat….like at all. But, for some reason, she graciously gave me another chance. This time with a scarf!! So we found this Crunching Leaves Mod Scarf and she decided that it could work. You have to go check out her blog post about it, even if it’s just to see her yarn she used. It’s gorgeous!! I thoroughly enjoyed this project the whole time!! The green and blue yarn were thinner and nicer yarn than the pink, much softer. It didn’t end up as long as I would’ve liked, but I was really proud of it! And, it was the first time I had ever made tassels! I worked on it off and on for about 3-4 months while listening to podcasts, audio books, and watching tv shows. It was really enjoyable! Though I would like to do a bunch of smaller projects to feel like I’m accomplishing more!
Today is the day ladies and gents that you get to see the completed project that I have been working on for 365 days. My Temperature Scarf!!
If you remember from my original post, I listed all the “rules” and then later on in April I decided to make three scarves instead of one huge long one! So I had January, February, March, and April on one. It was pretty chilly due to where I live, but with bursts of warmth randomly due to two different trips to some southern states. I had a darn troubling time trying to get it to lay flat, shown in my weird edges. I finally squared that away in my second scarf. It’s about 54″ long.
May, June, July and August were the months of my second scarf and this scarf was much, much shorter due to garter stitch instead of stockinette. It was a lot warmer weather and actually fairly consistent. It was really a great reminder that our summers aren’t freezing even though we usually fuss that they are. This one is about 36″ long.
September, October, November, and December make up the last third of the year and my last scarf!! There is a lot of blues in this section, which was to be expected, though the temperatures didn’t dip quite as low as the beginning of the year in January. My only issue with this third scarf is that I forgot to knit the white rows to divide November from December!! It was too far back for me to rip it all out, so I’ll just try to ignore that error. I did a different pattern this time. It was a four row repeat….knit, knit decrease, knit increase, and purl. I didn’t love doing it, but the pattern turned out kind of nice! It’s about 39″ long.
I am so proud of myself for doing this scarf and sticking with it for a whole year! I honestly can’t believe I did it! But…having said that…I am looking forward to not having this project lurking in the shadows at all time. No long outstanding projects anymore. Just one project at a time. Makes my mind feel much more at ease.