infinity scarf

Spring-Green Infinity Scarf

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I made this a while back right after I made my sweater-inspired scarf. The pattern was altered slightly and made into an infinity scarf because I just can’t get enough of those apparently.

The color was called “Pistachio,” which I can kind of understand but at the same time not really. See, if I had my own line of yarn, I would name this color in particular “Springsteen Green” because the color reminds me of spring and as a tribute to Bruce Springsteen, who sang one of my favorite songs of all time: “Hungry Heart.” In fact, I would name all my colors as tributes to bands, singers, and songwriters. “Coldplay Blue” or “Nirvana Yellow” are colors I can visualize and describe to people rather than just “Pistachio” (No, I’m not picking on the person who named this particular yarn color because choosing a name for a color can be a very daunting task). I really have no idea why I’m getting worked up on my yarn colors because I’m practically color-ignorance, as in yellow is yellow and red is red and that there are shades of yellow and shades of red. And together they make orange (Look! I learned something in my elementary school art class!).DSC_0372

Anyway, being a knitter and having all these names as yarn colors will be the death of me because I can’t take these names seriously. I wish I could accept them for what they are, but I’ve never been one to accept things as they are given. It’s a problem really. I’m going to get off the topic of colors and my problems as of now…

I don’t have the pattern written up properly though I want to share it, so think of this as a preview for the present moment. This scarf was actually very simple to make because the pattern is short and repeats, but for some reason, I’m not very good at writing out patterns. That and the fact that I love to procrastinate.

I’m also in the middle of exam week, but after this week blows over, I’ll have a lot of downtime to work on projects! And by that I mean I have a LOT of downtime because I accidentally (lazily) never got around to applying for a real job. So I’m going to be lying around the house knitting and watching cop/mystery/murder shows, or as I like to call it: a well-deserved break. I actually got into cop/mystery/murder shows about a month ago! In high school, I started watching Veronica Mars because all my favorite afterschool programs were canceled or moved to very inconvenient times. Now shows like Rookie Blue, Cold Case, and recently Castle are taking over my life. Anyway, what are your favorite TV shows? I’m aiming to be very obsessed and emotionally-torn this winter break, which is by far my greatest plan to date.



Knit in Progress: Gold Infinity Scarf

DSC_0255My favorite things to wear are infinity scarves. They’re so convenient to loop around your neck as you head out the door. This is why my newest project is—wait for it—an infinity scarf!

I really have no idea where it’ll go. Thrilling isn’t it? The prospect of the unknown or as I like to call it the “art of winging it.” It’s what I’m good at.

So all I know is that I’m knitting it with 100% acrylic yarn from Simply Soft Caron and that it’s two hundred stitches in length. I’m using 24-inch circular needles, so I won’t have to bind/join two ends together (if you know what the heck I’m talking about. Don’t worry about it if you don’t.), which means that each row is very long. Hence my goal is to knit at least one round per day, I don’t know how wide it’s going to be, but I’ll finish it in thirty days at most (if all goes well).

A whole month for a scarf? No, it’ll probably take less because I’m highly motivated right now and have been averaging at three rows per day. I know I won’t be keeping this up though because my upcoming week is booked.

Like I said, I’m winging it as I go along, which is normal when I’m designing my own projects. I’m not sure if this is the norm for other knitters, but it is for me.

Right now, it’s my third day, and I’m feeling pretty good about my progress because I have exams coming up, which means I get to knit! Okay, so I try to use my time wisely to study, but one of my classes involves memorizing concepts, and what’s better than memorizing information than while knitting?DSC_0263

So this is my attempt in making an infinity (or circular) scarf. It will most likely have eyelets/lace because I’m a huge fan, but that’s all I know for now. It might be a fail or it might be a hit (yeah, a one-hit-wonder…), who knows? For now, I’ll just keep on knitting.