I am SO close to finishing the scarf that has been the bane of my existence since I started it in June last year.
If you are a newbie knitter, and want to take one piece of advice from a knitter who has just moved herself out of newbie status, then heed this:
DON’T, whatever you do, KNIT A SCARF.
Especially not one that is 80 stitches wide. Actually, I think I gave up on the 80 stitches and frogged it. Now it is 60 stitches. Still too wide. There are so many reasons why this is a bad idea.
1) Uses feckloads of yarn.
2) Takes forever to reach a desirable length.
3) Your cup of tea is cold by the time you have finished one row.
I could go on.
Anyway, this particular scarf was started because Tobin wanted something to wear that I had made. He did actually suggest that I could do something with rubber-duck-printed polar fleece which would have served just as well, but nooooo…. I wanted something that I wanted him to wear. Frigging control freak tendencies. Do you know how easy a polar fleece scarf would have been? About 10,9346763474 trillion times faster, cheaper, and easier than knitting my stupid scarf.
It’s been 9 months now, and 8 balls of yarn later, the scarf is VERY close to being finished. Tonight possibly. If I get off the internet. Right. Now.