My friend Alicia from my knitting group made this scarf first, and I just drooled over the photo. As a matter of fact, two of us in the group are making this scarf. The yarn, I admit, was a total impulse buy. I was in line at the checkout in a little yarn store in Delafield, Wisconsin when I saw it on the table, whispering to me. It talked it's way onto the counter and into the bag. Four balls of "Jojoland Melody" to go with the Noro Kureyon I had picked out for a bag. I'm a total sucker.
This scarf is going to be for me and I can't wait to try it on! Like I said, I've been knitting for two years and so far I've only kept one thing for myself. It's high time I made something pretty for myself.
I'm pretty amazed at the ease of this pattern, I never thought I'd be able to do this. I'm already setting new goals; I have a book on hold at the library on making basic cables, and I want to teach myself how to use double-pointed needles. I've made thirty hats for Stitches from the Heart (on my way to a goal of fifty by January!) and they are all seamed. If I did them on dpn's I could skip the part at the end where they have to be sewn together.
Right now I also have a knitted bag in the washer. I'm felting it using hot water and soap. But that's a whole 'nother blog post!