…it pours. Finally getting over my sore neck issues, and now I have my son’s cold (but with a twist – I was lucky enough to get a fever and a headache, too). Throw in a little PMS just for kicks, and well, it’s been a fun few days over here.
Yesterday I was good for nothing. I spent the whole day on the couch, watching my DVR backlog, taking my temperature, and bemoaning my fate. Today has been better. I’m mostly fever-free, and I managed to accomplish something: fringe.
I’ve had a lot of ideas for Christmas gifts floating through my head this year, and this is the first one I’ve actually completed. It’s a scarf for someone who will remain nameless, as there’s a slight chance she might see this on facebook and click through… Although, I doubt it’s going to be any kind of surprise anyway, since she said to me last month, “you could make me a purple scarf for Christmas,” and that’s exactly what I did.
Anyway, I’d finished the knitting right before I fell ill, and today I added the fringe in between naps.
I was afraid knitting this scarf would be tedious. I’m not a real fan of the 1×1 rib, and I’d really had enough of it with the Monkees hats I’d just finished, but for some reason, this really didn’t bother me at all. It was such a quick knit. I’m considering making another one for someone else on my gift list. And one for myself, too, perhaps.
Pattern: “The Purl Scarf” from Last Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson
Needle: Size 13
Modifications: cast-on 2 extra stitches to make up for the smaller needle, only knit for 60 inches instead of 100, since she didn’t want it to be too long.
And with that, I am signing off before my headache returns 🙂