What February Doldrums?

Back in February 2007[!], I started the Chevron Scarf from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts (ravel it).

I picked two colors of sock yarn that I never ever EVER would have put together and just went with it. I really hate knitting scarves though, so it was slow, slow, SLOW progress. I finally started getting more and more done in March when I started going to PT for my knee and had to sit hooked up to the e-stim for 15 minutes twice a week. 15 minutes was long enough for me to get in 8 rows — one inch of scarf.

Finally, in my August rush to finish some of my languishing projects, I completed it.

the garish scarf [flickr]

I knit it on US5 needles, using one 50g ball of Koigu Painter’s Palette Premium Merino (in blue/green/yellow/orange) and one 50g ball of Artyarns Ultramerino (in pink/purple/red/brown #111). It’s about 5’8″ long, which is plenty for 5’6″ me.

f&f scarf
feather & fan [flickr]

By the time February rolls around again, I figure I’ll have the perfect garish accessory to scare the dreary doldrums away.

4 Comments so far

  1. stacey on September 5th, 2008

    Garrish, no way! It’s a chevron!!!! :) I’m afraid to start one as I see mine taking even longer than this to knit!

  2. Vera on September 5th, 2008

    Your scarf is beautiful.

  3. Dawn on September 5th, 2008

    It is one of the longest and most arduous projects around but the results are always fabulous!

  4. Julie on September 5th, 2008

    LOL at garish accessory! I don’t agree though, I think the colors are great!