Luckily though, for me, there was no lunch to pack, no sitting still for long stretches of time, no being quiet!! Just a new beginning - casting on for a new knit. I could have - and probably should have - cast on for my Must Have Cardi. That however, would have required thought. Maybe even a gauge swatch. With a morning hike and an afternoon visit to the dentist, I wasn't up for anything that required thought or swatching.
Instead, I cast on for a scarf. Something to match the coat I purchased last fall.
Shortly after buying the coat, I knit a scarf of contrasting colours,
It so happens that my two balls of left-over Briggs &Little Sport from my Elizabeth Zimmermann Green Sweater matches perfectly.
The two balls of leftover, deep-charcoal grey from Peter's Christmas sweater
As with many students, there were a few, less-than-perfect starts in my beginning. Holding the two colours together, working with two strands of the green, settling on one strand at a time, in one colour at a time.
I settled on 200 stitches, knitting the scarf lengthwise. Mostly green with a grey stripe or two. A good beginning.
I like my scarfs to contrast with my coat, but to match or co-ordinate with my accessories.
I still have the urge to get at least one new outfit each fall, even when I do not need any more clothes. Its deeply ingrained.
But yes, I have been playing in the scarf and wrap yarn stash too. Even though its forecast to be 31 degrees today.
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