When I first started this project I was filled with enthusiasm. I could hardly wait for the noon hour so I could knit the day's sky onto my needles. If I wasn't home I would make a note of the sky wherever I was, then knit it as soon as I returned. This level of enthusiasm lasted approximately two weeks. The remaining 362 days of scarf knitting were met with a progressive lack of enthusiasm. I have never been as happy to cast off a project as I was this scarf!
Judging from the scarf's length, there were clearly too many days in 2012. I reached optimal scarf length somewhere around the end of August, and all knitting after that moved this from being simply an accessory, to being a potential accessory to a crime. Here it is with no wraps. And it's okay. Go ahead and laugh. I certainly did!
One wrap around my neck and it still isn't quite right.
Two wraps is perfect. Well, as perfect as something that poses a major choking hazard can be.
It's not exactly beautiful (massive understatement). It's huge (another massive understatement). It cost more to knit than anything I have ever made (you can't believe how much yarn went into this thing). But now that the tedium of knitting it is a thing of the past, I can honestly say I am glad I finished it. When I look at the long patch of grey that was knit last spring it instantly brings back memories of all the rain we had, and how the North and South Thompson Rivers flooded. The huge patch of brilliant blue reminds me of the glorious summer we had. My favourite bit of the scarf is the single, dark, foreboding ridge of grey that represents Typhoon Sanba, experienced during my visit to South Korea last September. And the endless stretch of light grey that makes up the last part of the scarf proves I am not exaggerating when I say we have had very little sunshine this winter.
You have no idea how happy I am to be able to say this- it's a wrap (Ravelry project link)!