Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Curse

During my past few trips north, I spent quite a bit of time with an old friend. After seeing my knitting, he asked that I knit him a scarf. I basically never say no to these requests, I like knitting for other people. So after getting back to the Florida heat, I dug out some Debbie Bliss Cashmerino (my favorite yarn for knitting for boys) from the stash and got to knitting. I managed to get the whole way through the scarf before having second thoughts.

Men's Cashmere scarf from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts
Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Chunky colorway 17032, charcoal

I'm not usually a superstitious person, but for some reason I can't manage to make myself send this scarf. I'll admit, this is far from being a sweater for a boyfriend, but just how far does the curse extend? Perhaps it's better to not knit for a potential new boy, some of you may remember the entralec scarf disaster of my sister's past (if not I suggest catching yourself up here). Although in my defense this does scarf did not take weeks of 8 hour knitting marathon days, nor did it have a hundred ends to weave in, I fear I may have actually learned nothing from my sister. We'll see if this thing actually gets sent or if it just sits in my apartment gathering dust.

In other news, I finished my friend Jedi's (her real name, no joke) hat. She had been asking for a hat for awhile, but I had some trouble deciding on a pattern that wouldn't be ludicrous for Florida. I decided on the ZigZag beanie from the Fall 2008 Interweave Knits. I sort of love the way it turned out, and may eventually make one of these for myself. The mohair is just light enough to be feasible for be wearing on the "cold" days in Florida.

GGH Soft Kid colorway 63, light blue

Up next: hats and scarves for myself, not just other people. In about a month, I'll have more free time than I've ever wanted, so perhaps there are some sweaters in my future (I just won't have any money to buy yarn).