It has been a long time since I have had as high a knitting productivity level as I had last week. It seems that stormy weather can greatly heighten my knitting output. In addition to the two and a half hats I mentioned in yesterday 's post, I also knit two scarves.
Washed out colour due to no flash.
Machine knit them, mind you. But machine knitting, for me at least, happens so infrequently that I begin from the beginning each time I use the machine. Remind me again how I cast on/ short row/ create lace.
Last week, I decided to resurrect my machine and spend a couple of stormy afternoons using some stash yarn and knitting a few scarves. I had managed to acquire several patterns for machine knit scarves and wanted to try them out. In the end, I discarded all the new patterns as being too much work. I can't see the point of fussing for hours/days with a machine knit piece. Isn't it the object of machine knitting to be able to complete pieces faster and with less frustration than hand knitting?
Instead I returned to a lace, scarf pattern that I have knit previously.
It is easy and fast. I knit two of them last week with each one taking about an hour to knit. I made one slightly wider and experimented with a different bind off. That new bind off isn't as nice as it could be, so that one is mine. The other one, narrower but more perfectly knit, will be gifted. I know just the red head to wear this colour.