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The Knitwit Papers, Chapter III: Judy's Scarf

Date Begun: 11/15/2006
Date Completed: 11/30/2006
Yarn: Jo-Ann Sensations Angel Hair in Blue
Needles: US15 (plastic)
Source: Scarves: A Knitter's Dozen, Color Shift
The Story:
This was the first of two scarves I made, though sadly, neither of them was for me. This is the softest yarn EVER and it's fairly inexpensive, which makes me extremely happy. I swear - working with this stuff was like having another pet in the house and I was positively distraught to have to give it away. But I gave it to my mother in law and I hope she loves it as much as I did.

Of course, I did what any self-respecting yarn harlot would do, and bought more of the yarn to make one for myself. But then... well, then I used the yarn I'd bought for myself for my sister. And once again, it was like having another pet in the house. I almost bought more (again) to make yet another scarf, this time for REAL, for me, but then I got distracted by some other project and felt bad about buying more yarn for another scarf that I really didn't need. So no scarf for me. But I do have a small amount of this yarn left that I occasionally look at longingly.

Enough about the yarn. The pattern is so stupidly simple. This was an amazingly quick stitch that really ended up teaching me a lot about how knitting works. I've taught it to others as a way to make a very quick scarf that looks like it took months to make. I will point out that the stitch as quoted in the book is totally WRONG and so a lot of my stopping and starting at the beginning was due to the typos, but once I figured that out, this became one of my new favorite stitches.

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