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The Knitwit Papers, Chapter VI: Copper Penny Scarf

Date Begun: 01/01/2007
Date Completed: 09/15/2007
Yarn: Lion Brand Incredible in Copper Penny
Needles: US8 Circular (metal)
Source: Yo! Drop It! from Stitch 'n Bitch Nation
The Story:
Okay, so first of all, I would just like to say that it didn't actually take me that long to knit this. It actually took me 2-3 weeks... spread out over the course of almost 9 months. I originally knit this as a kind of lazy woman's Clapotis with the intentional ladders, so you had the openness in some of the stitches going sideways. I really, really liked it, but because of the slippery-ness of this ribbon yarn, my ladders all closed up the first time I tried to wear it. So I frogged it. Sadness.

But then I remembered a pattern I'd seen for a scarf in the Stitch 'n Bitch Nation book that combined dropped stitches with regular knit rows and knew that I could get a very similar effect to my original one, without the fragility of the original.

Unfortunately, this meant that I lost interest in knitting this particular scarf for months. I'd already knit it once and I wasn't terribly interested in doing so again. But then, the knitting bug bit HARD and I told myself that I couldn't move on to more exciting projects until I finished all my pending things.

It will be a long, long time before I feel the need to go back to using this particular kind of yarn again, but the result is pretty and colorful and fall-like, all of which make me happy.

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