A happy by product of a bit of vacation (or staycation in my case) is being able to finish something. I managed to only procrastinate a bit in weaving in the ends of At Dawn, but the other day I gave myself a stern talking to and just did it. It never takes as long as one thinks it will and I was done fairly quickly. After a soak and block the stripes are ready for wear.
This is an easy project. I used some Isager Strik Alpaca 2 from the stash and dragged this poor scarf along in my fancy ziplock knitting bag on my trips around our fine country. It’s easily memorized so it’s good for mindless knitting in random hotel rooms while watching stuff. My version turned out a tad bigger than the pattern dimensions but it’s a scarf so it doesn’t really matter all that much. My finished measurements are 94″ wide and 23″ long. The pattern has the dimensions as 80″ by 26″ so close enough. One more wrap around the neck doesn’t matter that much.
The only problem with making a nice warm alpaca scarf in March is that it’s been 75 degrees everyday so it’s not going to get much wear, but that’s a pretty standard problem around these parts and the knitwear keeps coming.
And those tulips I planted last year that snubbed their little tulip noses at me and pretty much died, a few are coming up this year mocking me yet again. I thought they didn’t do that, come back I mean? Are these just spiteful bulbs or am I mistaken?