Knitting

FO Friday | Parallelogram Scarf.

Yes, indeed, it’s finished!

Ravelry details here
…and it’s a beauty. 

It’s also a bit of a beast – my finished piece is about 30 (thirty!) inches longer than the pattern suggests … but it’s another cold windy day here and a double wrapped scarf around my neck (on top of a turtleneck) feels nice. even inside.

Those last few inches went fast – I had about 10g (from a 100 g ball) of each color left when I set it aside for our trip. I picked it up again Thursday evening and by Saturday evening the knitting was done. So done, in fact that I had to rip back the last two rows because I didn’t have enough yarn to bind off. Sunday morning, I finished the bind off, wove in the four (gotta love it!) ends, gave it a soak, laid it flat and let it dry. 
This was my first foray into sequence knitting and I look forward to trying more. It’s a really cool technique … even when I can’t count to two!

Today also marks the end of Michelle’s self-portrait challenge; the prompt is ritual. I don’t really have any rituals aside from a hot cup of coffee with steamed milk first thing in the morning. Since First Thing happens before I check email, I didn’t see the prompt in time to capture that moment. I do, however, have a deeply rooted daily habit to take a photo.

…which given my long-standing love of self-portraits in black and white, I’ll be sharing on Instagram like this.

(clearly the sign of a great piece when it’s just as pretty without the color!)

Have a wonderful weekend! 

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