It’s coming together. Slowly.
2015 has been a difficult year as regards output. Most of the work has been internal; journaling and the like. When Rachel was in town in October, we bought this yarn and I started farting around with some lace patterns, and realized I needed to drawn it out in a chart because the swatch was decidedly not cooperating. As in, sticking out its tongue at me and going “Nya-nya-nya.”
I finally finished the first of the two skeins yesterday. If this were a scarf for myself, it would be way too short – one, I’m five-eight; two, I like loooong scarves.
But it’s not for me; it’s for Rachel.
She’s a similar height to Leticia (my dressmaker’s form). This length comes right about to her hips, which is actually where Rachel prefers her scarves because she is using them more for an accessory, given that she lives in the desert; whereas I, living in Chicago, am looking for warmth and the ability to wrap it around my head and my neck several times. So yay, it fits!
Here’s a view around back, and there’s plenty of room for the second skein to make it a full length scarf for her. I’d like it if it could be longer, but the third skein is a different color (and only one skein of that color, so it’s probably going to be made into an Amazeball or a truffle; I haven’t decided yet.)
An Amazeball: I came up with this a couple days ago when my bud and I were sharing hard-won kudos with working out. I thought, we need some kind of trophy or something that we can mail around in our group of friends, and whoever gets it gets to take a picture of themselves with it, and gets to decide to wins it next. But we need something, and I figured a ball of yarn (not a ball of unmade yarn, but a knitted ball) would be a cool trophy. A truffle, if you recall, is a creature from our Persis Chronicles that’s a cross between an aardvark and a cocker spaniel. I think I’ll modify an elephant pattern and make a small one; only problem is, I think I need more yarn than I have for this project, which is why the Amazeball.
Glad you asked?
What about you, Dear Reader? How long do you like your scarves?