Saturday is my birthday. Some birthdays seem to slip by, largely unnoticed. Others seem to become place markers in one's life. I turn 55 tomorrow and I think that definitely qualifies for a special celebration.
So what wild and crazy thing am I going to do to mark the occasion? Start a new knitting project of course! This isn't any old regular knitting project though. It will take exactly one year to complete, and that seems like the perfect fit for a place marker kind of a year.
I can't tell you exactly what it will look like at the end because I won't know until I get there. But there is one thing I do know. It is going to be a scarf. A Sky Scarf to be more precise. Every day for the next year I will check the sky, use two strands of yarn that most closely approximate what is out my window, and knit two rows of the scarf. By the end of the year I will have a knitted record of the year I was 55. (Blue is my favourite colour and I am hoping it is the predominant theme.)
Here is my recipe for a Sky Scarf birthday cake. Gather a yarn swift, a ball winder, and ten skeins of sky-coloured yarn.
Wind each skein into two yarn cakes. (You might need two of the same colour to represent that day's sky.)
Carefully begin to assemble on a cake plate.
Reluctantly add ingredients for grey skies and precipitation.
You saw it first here at North of 49. The world's first wheat-free, calorie-free, high fibre, no sweetener, zero calorie, lasts for one year, and doesn't even need to be refrigerated birthday cake.