Remember the only non-sock yarn I bought at Sock Summit last August? This BIG skein contained 8 oz (~225 g) and 665 yards of DK-weight alpaca. Well, the ball band says DK and the Ravelry record says sport, but whatever. Now about half of that skein has become this squishy loopy scarf: I used the Yarn Harlot’s one-row scarf pattern, but I began with a provisional cast-on so I could join the ends neatly into a loop with Kitchener stitch. I twisted the scarf one time before grafting. It’s long enough to wear long or doubled:I used a US 5 (3.75 mm) needle so keep the stitches open and airy. This makes the scarf cozy. Don’t you just want to reach out and squish? This pattern is dead easy and would have made a great portable project, were it not for the size of that big honkin’ skein of yarn. Plus, the scarf itself got kind of long after a while. So while it was good PUBLIC knitting, it wasn’t great OFFICE knitting because it was a little more obtrusive than what I usually knit at work.
At work, I’ve been whipping through another pair of plain vanilla sportweight Felici socks. This is the colorway “Seaside.” I cast on 52 to fit me. Round and round and round is perfect for meetings!I’m almost ready to put in the afterthought heels.