nevermind that i have a final in 3 hours... a quick post!
i finished Shannon's scarf, and i love it! i will definitely be making this pattern again. it's so fast, easy, and mindless-without-being-boring.
notice that despite the fact that there are only 4 ends to weave in, i still can't be bothered to do it before posting. i'll blame finals, but you know the truth. also, i'm having a hell of a time getting these colors to photograph accurately. it's prettier than it looks here.
it's quite long. i tried to get a picture of it on me so you could see just how long it really is. but, well, it's finals and i look... um, not that hot... which is weird because usually the glasses-on, wet-hair, t-shirt-and-jeans look is oh-so glam. this blurry one is the only one i can fathom posting on the internet, and it doesn't even show the length of the scarf (which comes down to my knees, in case you were actually wondering)
i can't decide whether or not to block it. i'm leaning towards lightly blocking it to open it up a bit, but it's also pretty just as is.
i actually did a new bind-off (yes, i always bind off the same way. :cough: lazy :cough:) so that the two edges match. it's a cable cast-on paired with a decrease bind-off (done by k2togtbl - apparently there are a plethora of options with the decrease bind-off).
and now the real reason that i felt absolutely positively compelled to post today:
WARNING: ROCKIN' SOCK CLUB SPOILER!!! IF YOU DIDN'T GET YOUR SHIPMENT YET AND DON'T WANT TO SEE, STOP READING NOW!!!!!
ohmygod, this is so beautiful and soft and lovely and i just want to pet it. i love it so much that i'm scared that i'll never knit it up. i will admit that i did not love the first yarn/sock pattern in the rockin' sock club, but this... this makes up for it. i do not think i have ever had such a reaction to yarn before. these are my colors. and the new STR, which 19% silk... on, dear lord, i'm in love.
as you might imagine, the picture does not do it justice.
the best part of this club is forgetting that you're in it, until one day (in the midst of your yarn diet, no less) you get this lovely, squishy little package and you think: what the hell, did i order yarn in my sleep? and then you open it and it's pure bliss (ie. yarn that you paid for a long time ago and had forgotten about).