Do you set yourself knitting goals? I do, I have to in order to keep myself motivated. I love knitting, but I’m so slow that I get discouraged at how little progress I’m making, unless I set myself little targets. I’d promised myself that I would finish the back of Tony’s Fair Isle sweater by the end of October, and today I did it, with a whole day to spare. Now the front has been cast on, and I shall have the boring ribbing out of the way by tonight, so that I only have glorious colourwork stretching ahead of me on the home run. I’m determined to have the sweater knitted and seamed by the end of November, so he can get as much wear out of it as possible. I got rather doubtful as I finished the back, because it seemed dreadfully long, just like the sleeves, but when I held the finished piece up against Tony, it was just the right length, and the right width too. Hurrah!!
In order that there should be no distractions to get in the way of my goal, I’ve persuaded Mama to knit me a winter scarf. Now I have the difficult decision of what pattern to choose. There are disadvantages to having so many patterns at your fingertips on sites like Ravelry, you know, especially when you are as indecisive as I am. I know that I want the scarf to be cream cashmere (much to Tony’s disgust, who said cream was so boring), as I have a lovely chocolate brown leather jacket that I want to wear it with, and I want it to be rather a statement scarf, if that doesn’t sound too pretentious. I think I’ve narrowed it down to two possibilities. The question is, do I want to look:
a) urban chic, with the sculptural Swiss Cheese scarf.
b) dandified, with a pretty curlywurly corkscrew scarf.
Or is there another gorgeous scarf pattern out there that would be even better? You tell me!