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This is a looooong scarf. I have never made a scarf this long. The total length is supposed to be like 70-some inches. I’m probably somewhere around 40-some inches right now. Strangely, it simultaneously feels like this thing is knitting up quickly and taking forevvvvver to get done. Really, I only cast on two weeks ago, and I’ve been working on it a little bit just about every day since then — longer on weekends. (Actually, now that I’ve made that statement, it seems like it’s taking forever to get done. But it really does seem to go fast… oops, there I go again.) Pardon the crappy photo of the scarf on the green sofa — it was nighttime, in the living room, and the photo came out really dark so I had to photoshop the heck out of it. The photo from my previous blog post is closer to the real colors.

Anyway, I’m really loving this yarn. It’s Araucania Ranco, one hank of multi and one hank of solid, fingering weight sock yarn. I really, really, really want to make socks out of it too. And speaking of socks, I can’t wait to start another pair of socks. Really. I was thinking of starting another pair of socks before finishing the scarf… but I’m afraid I’ll get all caught up in the socks and the scarf will end up taking a long snooze on the needles. Gotta get the scarf done first. I mean, it’ll be done in no time — it knits up so fast! (But it seems to take forever… hmmm, that sounds familiar.)

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Well, I now have my second (and third?) FO of 2008 — a pair of socks! I finished off the second sock on Sunday, 1/20. These were really easy to make — just plain stockinette except for the ribbing at the cuff and the slip stitch pattern in the heel flap. And really, this yarn is too busy for a pattern anyway. I will confess, I’m not nuts about the yarn — the look and the feel. Not really the most beautiful colors, but it will be fine with jeans. As far as the feel, it seems a little on the scratchy side right now, but maybe it will soften up with wear and washing.

I started my next project of 2008 before the socks were done (dangerous, I know). Like most crafters, I have my stash of UFOs (unfinished objects). But I figured I was moving along well on the socks and decided to cast on for the Chevron Scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. The real reason I started this before the socks were finished was because I needed something to work on during the monthly Knit-In at Yarns R Us, and I didn’t feel right working on something I hadn’t purchased the supplies for at the shop (just my own silly reasoning).

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Diving right in…

Well, seems like pretty much everyone else on Ravelry has a blog… so I figured I’d start one too. Since my Verizon site has all sorts of stuff on it (house renovations, weaving projects, etc.) I decided this blog will be exclusively for knitting. I’m planning to use it for more details on the projects I’ve posted on Ravelry, as well as knitting-related, non-project stuff.

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