Yesterday was my day off. I spent it ignoring my to-do list and knitted all day. I listened to a good audiobook, snuggled with Harry (my 14 year old Jack Russell terrier) and feverishly worked on my newest obsession.
It's the Chevron Scarf by Joelle Hoverson (in Last Minute Knitted Gifts). It looks complicated but in fact is elegant in its simplicity. The pattern is easy to learn and yet I still manage to make mistakes as I find I am easily distracted and counting requires some concentration. Thankfully, the pattern (and the yarn) is also quite forgiving and I can usually decrease/increase on the next row to make up for whatever I've forgotten on the crucial row beforehand. As an aside, this project is in a book entitled "Last Minute Knitted Gifts." Now I am not a quick knitter - I stubbornly knit English style since I have no control over tension when I knit Continental. But still, shouldn't this project be in the One Week version or maybe It Will Take About a Month if you have other things to do Knitted Gifts?
Regardless, it's fun and the colors in the Koigu yarn are gorgeous. Already I have cruised Ravelry and lusted after all the other yarns people have used for this project.
Originally I wanted to have this knit for my friend Ella's birthday. I'm just about halfway through but her birthday is only 5 days away. Poop. I hate being late. But maybe when she receives it, she won't mind.