Do we discover ourselves as we journey through life or create ourselves?
I realized today that while I am a very consistent even knitter the cast on end of my scarves and the next few inches are always a bit wider than the rest of the scarf. This comes as a suprise…because well my knitting is SO even when I do a sweater or a wash cloth or a purse. Maybe scarves are this way for everyone?
Making my own patterns involves a lot of “trial and error” that’s why the first item I knit in a created pattern is frequently field tested by me. I don’t sell or gift the really quirky items. I just revise the pattern till the annoying quirks are gone.
So I knit too far and had to rip out a few rows…while it was wrapped around me. Using a mirror to judge the length, while unknit yarn wrapped around my body. I almost stabbed myself with a knitting needle. Part of the problem is that I’m knitting from both ends of a ball of yarn! Of course I didn’t have a camera or a free hand to document this.
Now I’m trying to decide if I want to rip it back further and move the keyhole so that I can make the whole thing longer. A quick internet search and I find my Keyhole Scarf is already longer than most available. Huh. Maybe my neck is larger than everyone else’s? Or I prefer a slightly longer scarf that tucks nicely under my coat. Or everyone else is making Neckwarmers and calling them Keyhole Scarves!
As soon as I bind off and weave in the ends I’ll start knitting another one for my shop, AllUnwound.