Trying again…

I wasn’t entirely happy with the way my temperature scarf was coming along, so I frogged the entire thing, and redid it.
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I’m much happier with this redo. The stitch pattern is the Rev. Slippy Garter which I found on Ravelry, and has icord edging. I really like the way it shoes off the metallic thread better.

February has been pretty boring, with just the moss colour so far. Hoping for some variation at least.

The 2.5 inch blanket.

I have always wanted to make a blanket, but the sheer amount of time you need to put into them has always put me off, and I always get bored right at the cast on. so I’ve made it my mission to try an get through as much of this blanket as possible, which actually seems to be working OK.

I have 2.5 inches done. I cast on 200 stitches.

I think I’m doing OK.

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It’s just a simple garter stitch pattern with icord edging, but I really like it.

I think it’s been easier for me to get this far, since I’m using worsted yarn held doubled, with 10mm needles. No way would I be able to do this with anything smaller. It’s a nice project to work on while watching films or game playthroughs, I usually start a really long game playlist and knit away.

I think this coupled with the Temperature scarf is a good mix, no pressure to finish quickly, and they’re both simple projects, so no memorising lace patterns (and while I like lace, it can get a bit stressful sometimes)

I do want a more complicated pattern on the side though, for when I get sick of this for a while (hopefully just for a day or two), so hopefully I won’t burn out completely.

I got my yarn

And the temperature scarf has been started. :D

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Completed January and started February. Using the beige as a separator colour. The sparkly thin yarn is when it rained or snowed, and there are two different ones for rain and snow but you can’t really tell ;_;

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It will be around 6 feet, which works out perfectly because I am 5’7″/5’8″. I was a bit scared it would be too short.

Knit in the round in 1×1 rib, and it’s super smooshy.

Colour legend

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It’s been relatively cold, and you can see the cold spell we had with a lot of snow (4 inches)

Hopefully I can keep this up, I think it would be nice to have a scarf at the end of the year which hasn’t made me want to tear my hair out.

Temperature Scarf – the one scarf that I’ll (probably) enjoy making.

I refuse to knit scarves. Or, at least, scarves with ends. Infinity scarves are fine, you can get away with making those shorter than usual because it’s already around your neck.

But normal scarves would kill me. So many rows, in such fine yarn (most of them, anyway)

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want to try making a lace weight scarf but the chance of it happening is almost 0.

Anyway…

I found out about the KAL Temperature scarf, where you assign colours of yarn to temperature ranges, so if you assigned red to 20C – 25C, and the temperature that day was 23C, you would knit a row of red. And you continue like this everyday for a year.

I’m confident this is a scarf I can make, simply because I’m only expected to do one row a day. It can’t be that hard (unless I get bored – a possibility)