Thursday, September 10, 2009

Knitting Hangover

I woke up with a knitting hangover this morning: I could feel my eyeballs inside their sockets; the gravity of the moon was tugging and squeezing them out of shape. My prefrontal cortex couldn't have been more on fire than if I'd dowsed it with lighter fluid. And both fluorescent and incandescent light has been a spoon scraping under my scalp (oh look! alliteration). I shouldn't even be tempting the pain by typing these letters on a starkly contrasting background, but I'm driven to share.

Of course now that I've remembered to wear my close-up work spectacles, my eyes aren't straining quite as much as they apparently did yesterday when I knitted hour after hour without the proper eye protection. What I was finishing into the wee hours of last night is a scarf for the Red Scarf Project.

My 2009 Red Scarf

Pattern: Asherton
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft, Autumn Red color

I'm not working against a deadline or anything (the Red Scarf folks are accepting scarfs into December). I just wanted to finish the dang thing. I'd been working on it for a month already.

And now it's done! And now I'm going to wear my Ray Bans inside the house for awhile. Until the needles I ordered for my new project show up. Soon, I hope.

I can stop at any time.


  1. Your scarf is gorgeous and I can't believe the lace scarf in the post below is your first one! WOW! Great job!

  2. This is a gorgeous scarf!! I love the red, I think I may have to try one for myself. I am loving knitting scarves and socks at the moment! Also love the shawl you posted previously!



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