Hi, friends! Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! I hope you have a moment today to reflect on Dr. King’s life and legacy… I’m so glad we have a day designated to do just that. Sadly, I’m not just celebrating today– I headed back to work for the first time in over two weeks (I can’t complain… but I really want to). So, to brighten up my day, I’ll share another me-made Christmas gift!
Here’s the backstory for this guy– I gave my mom a ball of yarn for Christmas (the insanely soft and lovely Madelinetosh Tosh Merino in Cove) with the idea that she could choose an accessory for me to make her. She asked for a narrow scarf that she could wear inside and out, and liked the idea of cables. So I decided to use the cable pattern from the Vancouver Fog Mitts on Ravelry (a free download, btw!) and sandwich it between garter edges to make a cute little scarf!
I cast on 20 stitches and knit 4 rows of garter stitch, then I knit a 3-stitch garter tab, worked the 14-stitch cable pattern, and knit another 3 stitches in garter. I basically knit until I ran out of yarn, knit another 4 rows of garter, and cast off. Easy as could be! It was super satisfying to knit, because with only 20 stitches in a row, it seems to leap magically off your needles!
I blocked this the night before I had to drive back to NYC, so snapped these pics of my poor ma modelling it at 6:30am (hence the awesome purple bathrobe). She wanted to model, though, and was a good sport about it. I should have shot some closeups, but it was dark and we were running around packing the car like lunatics and just couldn’t spare the time.
What are you guys up to today/this week? Anything fun on the horizon? I finally got all my fabric prewashed, rolled, and organized– whew! I feel SO MUCH BETTER! I’ll share some photos with you guys when I finally get everything taken care of.