I know, I know, what am I doing making stuff for myself when Christmas is only about 15 minutes away?
Have I told you my theory that there are actually only 11 days in December, and that none of them have more than 9 hours in them? And that 4 of them are gift-giving holidays and at least one is someone’s birthday?
If you’re not panicking, you don’t understand.
I don’t need a scarf as long as Dr. Who’s, so I used two (different variegated and mostly muted colors) for my scarf and am holding on to the third, rather more brilliantly colored skein, for something small and special. A little neck gaiter, perhaps.
I started the scarf back in October when we were visiting First Child out in the midwest, and discovered–of course–that I’d left home with my beautiful yarn . . . and no needles. I’d intended to use maybe a size 7 or 8, but all I could find in the stores out there were some nice bamboo needles in a size 10. So the scarf is knit with a more open look to it than some you’ll see, but it feels wonderful (that’s the silk talking) and goes with everything.
Anyway, being able to check off a Finished Object just motivated me to hurry and get back to work on presents for everyone else. Honest.
It’s also a well-known fact that you feel more creative with your neck wrapped in something warm and stylish. You knew that, right?
*Franklin Habit, over at The Panopticon, has also made a beautiful one, as has Yarn Harlot Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (am I the only one who always wants to spell that “Purl-McPhee?). Come on . . . you know you want to make one, too.