My family took a wacky trip to Iowa earlier this year… and I stopped a WONDERFUL little shop called the Knit & Knot in Bettendorf, IA… and I bought some yarn… and the Man wanted me to buy some yarn to make him a scarf…. and I did.
These are the photos of that story.
On February 5th, I opened a new item in my project tracker – The Man’s Scarf. This photo was taken the evening I began.
This is a gorgeous Malibrigo bulky yarn. The Man did pick it out. I am used to working in lace/sock weight. This is where the challenge began.
I think I’ll just do a nice, simple 4 or 6 row repeat of each color – no problem…. but the problem revealed itself, after 4 repeats, the colors were not very different from one another – they were blending into one another and losing themselves within the very basic pattern and the other color.
At this point I didn’t know if I wanted to knit or crochet, big needle/hook, small needle/hook. The bulky yarn confused me. I really feel as if I can get better detail when I use smaller yarns – so how in the world was I going to get this scarf done for the Man and really showcase each of the yarn colors.
I remembered a little pattern repeat that a friend told me about… I gave that a whirl.
Ok.. I liked this. Let’s keep going and get another color in there…. but do I do even rows, random rows?
I went with random rows and what better way to get random rows than a d20 dice (1-20 on one dice… oh yea…. this will work!)
Finally – progress I really liked.
And… only a few days later – DONE!
The man loved it.