I've been up earlier than the sun, just knit-purling away at this chevron scarf. Usually at this time in December I'm crocheting like crazy to get an afghan done before Christmas, but not this year. No, I'm obsessed with getting this scarf made for myself. Maybe it's just a distraction from the fact I'm not in the holiday mood this year. That happens every now and then. This year it's partly because of finances and mostly 'cause summer dragged too long into Autumn. I thought having the tree and lights up during the cold-snap we're finally having in Southern California would snap me out of it, but I still couldn't care less. So I'm simply going to embrace the reality that it's one of those years and keep on knitting.
This scarf has the amazing significance of being the first knitting project in which I have ripped out numerous rows and put the stitches back on the needle WITHOUT frogging the entire thing to start completely over. It's taken ten years to learn that, which explains why I have so very little completed knitted things around to show. I used to shy away from multicolor, intricate knitting patterns because if I didn't like how colors looked next to one another or God-forbid, make a mistake that would keep me awake at night, I wouldn't know what to do. Now you understand why this is a huge achievement for me.
Don't be surprise if everyone I know receives a scarf for Christmas next year.