18 December 2007

Cabin fever sucks.

It truly does. Luckily there was a break in the gloom-and-doom-style weather action. Just long enough to let us slip up to the LYS for a big fuzzy antidote.

I need a scarf, I know how to knit, problem solved!

I wanted something along the lines of a "no-brainer" project. Thick yarn, big needles, mindless pattern. One of the shop ladies pointed out "Smile" (by Reynold's, I think) in one of the noisiest colorways I've ever seen. School bus yellow, sky blue, magenta, and dark pine green. It most assuredly rocks.

Size ten needles, cast on twenty-two. Four rows of garter stitch. *One row of "knit the stitch as usual but wrap the yarn twice around the needle", followed by three rows of garter stitch. Continue from * until you're about to run out of yarn, end with four rows of garter and bind off.

One ball makes a neck warmer, just long enough to overlap the ends and tuck them under your jacket collar. Two balls will make a full-length scarf, but I'm using the second to make a hat instead. That's what I'll be working on while Himself paints Junior's room.

Yellow. With white trim. And Beatles posters! What do YOU do to fight the icebound blues?

2 comments:

Mags said...

Hey~
Wee one's room will be so sunny and bright...bet you can't wait!!
You know, I don't get cabin fever. (People say I'm sooo weird.) Anyhow I just love to hole up, throw another log on the fire and knit!!! But that's just me..
Happy knitting..your scarf colours 'rock.'

Lida said...

Good post.