I've been working on Muir again. Today at lunch I got interrupted and made another mistake; there is now an extra stitch and it totally killed my momentum.
I'm thinking that I might make it a "Muir Scarf" and stop after the 6th pattern repeat (instead of the 13th). That would make the finished dimensions about 22" wide x 40" long. Would that look weird? I'm thinking that it could be folded in half for extra warmth, which would make it 11" x 40". It's killing me that this lovely project has been on the needles for two years.
In other project news, I dug out a beautiful sock that's been OTN since the summer. I think it will be my car knitting for the Christmas travels. Also, I'm going to knit my co-worker a retirement present. I bought yarn and chose a pattern--more details on that after I swatch and get started, just in case I change my mind (which we all know I never do.)
I got some knitting goodies that I never blogged about.
- Jared Flood's Made in Brooklyn pattern book. I'm trying to decide if I want to make one of the Beaumont hats or one of the sweaters (Stilwell or Redhook). Or maybe the Bridgewater shawl? Hmm. I'd like to say here that I usually don't see the point of short-sleeved sweaters, but really like the one in this book. He calls it a tunic so maybe that will help me like it better. ETA: This was an early Christmas present :)
- Last month I bought these --> handy stitch markers after reading about them on Franklin Habit's blog. I couldn't decide which I wanted so bought both--and they fit different needle sizes so it's not a waste of money!
- I finally, after a few years of waiting, bought The Color Scheme Bible by Anna Starmer. We borrowed this book from our local library when we first bought our house and ever since, I've wished I had it when buying yarn! The book is separated by color family, then pairs various main colors with accent colors and complementary colors, and gives ideas about how to use the colors to the best effect. I'm going to bring it with me next time I go to the yarn store for a project that needs more than one shade.