Well that wasn’t fun


I finally finished my Lace Ribbon Scarf.  I really did not like knitting this scarf.  The pattern is fine and, if I say so myself, the finished product is lovely, but it's so freaking boring knitting a superlong scarf.

I can hear the collective "DUH" from all y'all.  Nice.

I used one skein of Tess Designer Yarns Prime Alpaca (665 yds) and made no mods to the pattern.  I just knit until the yarn MERCIFULLY ran out.  My finished dimensions are 10" by 90".

A note about this yarn.  It's pretty and soft and very nice to work with.  It also bleeds like nobody's business.  My stitch markers are purple, my fingers were purple and my sink wherein I rinsed said yarn about 15 (no joke) times was purple.  I rinsed with soap, shampoo and vinegar at different times and this mofo still bleeds.  I give up and am gifting it with the proviso of "don't wear it with white".  Enjoy!


9 responses

  1. I just finished one of these – the secret for me was being OK with the knitting lasting 4 months. I picked it up and put it down a zillion times so I never really got bored with it.
    Yours is beautiful – you’re a hero to give it away after all that!

  2. It was a 5 hour flight, stuck in the window seat, from Boston to SLC, that got me through my Lace Ribbons. Knitting as fast as I could was the only way to stay sane.

  3. If you have more of said yarn, you can add lots of little figure eight ties to the hank and do the whole faux dye thing — bring to a simmer in a pot of water and vinegar. Holler if you need accurate amounts and all that.
    I was just telling Stephenie G. the other day that I had suddenly realized that knitting is boring, which is why I generally read or walk while knitting. Also why I like projects with lots of changes. Don’t think I have the stamina for a 90-inch scarf. Yikes! You get some sort of scout badge for that level of perseverance, right?

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