Saturday, June 28, 2008

Just Because

Just because...
    ...I wanted to make something quick
    ...I wanted to make something for myself
    ...I wanted to use up some mystery stash yarn (I think it's Debbie Bliss Wool Cotton, but I'm not certain)

...I cast on for this...

Well, I'm sure you know how these things go. The "little project" turns into the "little problem" and grows from there. You are supposed to use a provisional cast on, and I somehow managed to mess that up. Badly. So when it was time to unzip the cast-on edge, things got messed up. I got kinda flustered and then messed it up even more. I should have taken a picture to show you, but in retrospect, it's probably good that I didn't--that kind of yarn carnage may be too gruesome for some of you to stomach!

So anyway, the project got cast aside, and then I finally decided to pick it up and finish it. Even then, though, it gave me a hard time. I had anticipated that it would be too big, and so I made the scarf shorter than it was supposed to be, but it was still too big, and half of it ended up getting reknitted. Oh well, at least it's a really small project and so it was still manageable despite all the setbacks. Otherwise, I would have frogged it... just because I don't really need extra stress!

More pics and pattern notes are in the gallery.


  1. You went through a lot of troubles! It's all worth it...because it's a very pretty and elegant scarf!

  2. Despite all the trouble, it sure is a cute and sassy scarflet!

  3. Very cute. I love the details you added on ravelry. They are very helpful.

  4. It's really cute! You should wear it while riding a Vespa through the streets of Rome.

  5. What a neat and classy little scarf. Very nice.

  6. Looks great! Perfect little addition to an outfit.

  7. That's a lovely little accessory :)