How sad is it that I couldn't post on Wednesday because I still haven't managed to start any sort of meaningful knitting project? Slightly distressing, I must admit. I'm getting closer, and we're finishing up the Big Move on Sunday, so there's light at the end of the tunnel, peeps. It's about time!
No matter, what I do have is an actual finished piece of knitting. Exciting, no? I think so. I started the Nympheas scarf waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back in June, knit tons of it while I was stuck in a hotel room nursing Mr. Right and his Exploding Appendix, then put it aside for all manner of wedding knitting, and wedding stuff, then picked it up again on our honeymoon only to have my needles ripped from it and confiscated by a VERY ANGRY Costa Rican TSA guy. This little scarf has had quite a journey!
I was a little worried since I bought the yarn in a Ravelry destash and the skein arrived in all sorts of tangled disarray. It seemed a bit lighter than the prescribed yardage, and I was afraid I'd come up short. My finished scarf, once I'd used up all of it, was only about 47" long so I pinned (no pun intneded, but Ha!) a lot of hope on the magic of blocking.
I took a deep breath and threaded my borrowed blocking wires (never used those before) through the edges. And then...
It totally worked! Finished and blocked, my Nympheas is about 64" long. Pretty close to what I was hoping for, actually. Win!
It's warm and cozy, but not too heavy...
And it looks pretty good hanging from a tree in an artsy Fall photo:
Yay! And now I'm diving back into the packing-and-moving-and-unpacking black hole, but I promise to come up for air now and again over the weekend to visit y'all over at FO Friday and Fiber Arts Friday. Happy weekend, guys!