Well! I am back, after a completely unplanned and unexpected hiatus. I haven’t been doing very much knitting (or spinning or crocheting) lately, to be honest… and I think that’s a rotten thing. So I’m getting back into it! There’s something finished to show off:
Way back in 2008 I bought three skeins of Noro Silk Garden at WEBS. For the longest time I didn’t know what to do with them. I thought of making an entrelac scarf, I thought of making something with stripes. I thought of lots of things, but none of them seemed right. And every time I looked at the yarn, I thought “These really are Grandma’s colours, aren’t they.”
So I went looking for a suitable pattern and found the Rook Scarf. Then I had to run out and get a set of larger crochet hooks, and there was no waiting – I was so excited that I made a special trip to the artsy-crafts store for them.
The scarf took under a week to crochet, and then it lived on my mantel (where no cats could shed on it) for a while, waiting for its ends to be woven in. Pirate-Ex came by the house for one reason or another and I showed him the scarf without any more comment than, “Look what I made!” His first response was, “That’s nice, but… those are really much more your grandma’s colours than they are yours.”
And so they are.