I finally did it! I finished the tricolor scarf I’ve been working on since January! Final measurement: 92” in length!
According to ravelry, I started this January 16th, but since this is I believe the third or fourth attempt, it’s actually been going on for a lot longer. It all started last summer when I read Victor Hugo’s Quatre-Vignt Treize and said to myself, “I should make a tricolor scarf.” Started out with a simple rib and rather cheap worsted weight yarn. Had to learn intarsia, which was not easy. Then decided I would try and do lace, for a host of symbolic reasons I won’t get into now. Lace+intarsia was a horrible, horrible mistake. There were so many mistakes and I realized that the colors were all too bright and garish, so I ordered new 100% wool yarn from KnitPicks and finally found this pattern in Purl Bee for a fisherman’s rib scarf. And then six months of knitting the same stitch, over and over, on the subway to work and on the bus to New York and while watching the entire fourth season of Game of Thrones.
But finally it is finished…the day before the first day of summer. Whoops. Well, it’s nicely rolled to go into what I’ve dubbed the ‘Winter Is Coming’ pile-all the things I’m knitting now when it’s too warm to wear them that I’ll be happy I have when it comes time to bundle up.