A soft fuzzy

All done!

It has been cold, cold, cold here in Texas…. OK, wait, now everyone on the east coast of the U.S. is going to want to strangle me because “cold, cold, cold” is not quite the same thing as “buried alive under 5′ of snow.”

But considering that usually in mid-February the highs get into the 70s, this year’s highs of 40s are quite a shock to the wardrobe. I simply do not have a lot of winter clothing, because normally I use it for about 10 minutes of the year. (Before you again reach to strangle me, let me remind you that for six months out of the year, you could bake a cake on my front lawn. Without an oven.)

So this year I’ve had a taste of what it’s like to be a knitter in colder climes, where you decide to knit things based on “what you need to keep your body warm,” rather than “what you are willing to sweat in because damn it, you’re going to wear knitted garments for at least a few days before summer hits.”

This scarf is a happy. It is soft and toasty and light on my skin. It does not tickle my nose, nor make my skin itch. It’s purty. It’s a nice change after once again failing to knit a sweater for myself that I like.

3 thoughts on “A soft fuzzy

  1. Love that scarf! Beautiful pattern and color.

    Tom’w I am heading from Mass. to Fla. for a few days–it’s only in the 50’s there, but it beats the teens and 20’s here 🙂 I will be packing knitted items.

  2. Oh, I love the color a lot. It looks very intricate and lacy. One day I hope to be able to make something like this.

    Somewhat related:

    Thursday evenings in the library are when I work at the reference desk/ knit various objects.

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