No, I haven’t acquired a knitting machine – I’ve become one!
Making the same thing over and over has never appealed to me, but this scarf is an exception. I found the free Traveling Fern Lace Scarf pattern by Sherry Xie on Ravelry and made a pink one as a holiday gift for my sister. I had doubts about tackling a whole scarf in lace weight yarn on #3 needles. But the finished product was so pretty that I ordered skeins to make three more!
The next one off the needles was this one in cream. I knit like a maniac and finished it in about two weeks. Hopefully someone will pay a lot for it when it is auctioned off in a benefit for Opera Memphis’s educational programs. The opera company performed at Gwen’s school when she was only three. She loved it and began to sing along, earning a reputation as a diva. These folks made my baby happy so this is payback.
While the opera scarf was blocking, I cast on another just like it. This scarf-in-progress will be the first thing I have ever knit for myself. About time, don’t you think? Then later this year I will make a fourth in yet another color as a Christmas gift for someone who shall remain nameless.
In the meantime I am planning some children’s mittens to send to Afghanistan. And then I will learn to knit socks. I have resolved to do this every year without follow through, but this time I mean it!