Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sky Scarf

Somebody on Facebook and then Ravelry pointed me over to Leafcutter Designs Conceptual Knitting page.  This led to Leafcutter's Sky Scarf project.  I decided to take part in this since two rows of knitting per day is not asking too much of my time.  The project commenced January 1, 2012.

There were a few decisions to make prior to beginning the scarf.  I went to a couple of yarn stores and looked through my stash of yarn for any colors related to the sky.  I put them all together in a bag: all the white, blue, gray, yellow, pink, etc. I could find. I chose to use worsted weight yarn since I have lots of that.  Next, I chose The Yarn Harlot's One Row Handspun Scarf pattern as the one I would use for this project.  I chose it because it is easy, but appealing, and reversible.  Finally, I chose sunset as the time to look to the sky for color inspiration.  That final decision was the best decision. The sky's colors at that time are so pretty and varied.  The first two days of 2012 turned out to be gray, but I knew everyday in 2012 wouldn't be.  I checked my gauge and found that two rows equal half an inch of knitting.  That means my scarf, if I chose to knit this for a whole year, would end up being 15 feet long.  I decided to make this a 4-6 month project instead.  But now I'm thinking that I could make two or three scarves for this project.  The beauty of that idea is that I have plenty of time to decide.

I'll be updating my progress here and in a Facebook photo album on my page.  Here are the first two updates.

Week 1:
sky scarf week 1

Week 2:
sky scarf week 2

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