Wednesday, July 13, 2011
WIP Wednesday #25 - Little Yarn + Little Needles = Little Progress
I cast on for my Saroyon last Wednesday.
The pattern calls for worsted weight but I decided to use light fingering because I didn't want to it to be too heavy and I really like the look and drape of some projects that had been made with that weight yarn... And of course, I just happened to have a lonely skein of Malabrigo sock kicking around, calling out for a purpose in life (beyond just sitting on the shelf looking pretty - which of course, is pretty important duty all the same).
I even got to buy new needles for the project, a 3.25mm (US 3) metal Hiya Hiya 32" circular. Boy, do I love to buy new needles. It amazes me, with the plethora of needles in my possession, how often I need one I don't have.
The pattern is a series of 14 row repeats. It's too much for my little pea brain to memorize but is quite simple to follow as only the leaf edging requires reading the chart. Watching each little leaf appear is quite delightful.
And of course knitting with Malabrigo sock is dream! It's so soft and squishy and the skein I'm using is a semi solid of the most beautiful blues you've ever seen. Although, I will admit, I have noticed that it is turning the top my right index finger a distinct indigo inky colour.
Anyways, it is a good thing that I am enjoying all the parts and the process of knitting this scarf because I am going to be knitting it FOREVER!
How is it I always forget that tiny needles and tiny yarn mean lots and lots of knitting to make anything? I bet that this scarf will be the equivalent to at least 2 pair of socks. That's 4 socks! Even the Yarn Harlot can only manage one pair of socks a month! Plus, probably a variety of other elaborate and difficult projects... but still!
Interesting how my 100g scarf can equal 4 socks when it take about 100g to knit 2 socks...
So, maybe my scarf is only the equivalent of 2 socks?
And people knit 2 socks all the time. Well, I never have, but other people do. In fact, maybe I should. Yes I should! And I will!
But first I have to finish this lovely scarf.
Check out more lovely (and hopefully faster knitting) projects through Tami's blog.