This idea has been rolling around and lounging in my head for a few days now, as most of them do before anything is made of them: Blast From the Past Wednesdays. There are so many things that I’ve knit or crochet and never written about, or even taken a photo of for one reason or another. Some things are tops, and I hate take selfies of tops; the angles are just awkward and wrong and the sweater/shirt never looks right, and I don’t have a mannequin to drape things over. Others were experiments that turned out well and which I still use, wear and love. So now I’ve decided that every Wednesday will feature an item from the past which I haven’t written about; some of the items will be years old (it’ll be fun to see photos from when they were first finished and from how they look today (for the projects that I initially took photos of)), and others might just be a few months old.
Ok, first installment of BFPW (what a weird looking acronym!)
This scarf has no name, but this is a scarf I am immensely proud of; it’s the first scarf I made that wasn’t all garter rows, and the first item I knit using a stitchionary, not a pattern. So, it’s the first item that I designed all on my own! This was finished back in February of 2009, my first winter in Korea.
Ridiculously long scarves that could be wrapped around the neck and which still dragged on the ground used to be all I would make. Row after row of garter stitch, and then fringe sewn on the end. With this scarf, I wanted something different, something more delicate. Now, I’m not such a huge fan of scarves, but this is still one of my winter go-to’s. It’s cozy and well-worn. Today, it shows a little bit of wear and tear, but it’s snuggly and warm.
Excuse the poor lighting! I really wanted to be able to post tonight