I love a short work week. I flew back from Minneapolis Tuesday night, worked for two days and I'm off again today. I finished up my last day of full time work in Austin yesterday and fittingly also finished knitting the Backyard Leaves scarf at the same time. I'd done the bulk of the knitting at the office, so I was happy to wrap it up there (I have the BEST boss in the whole world.)
Backyard Leaves had been on my to-knit list for almost two years, so I'm feeling particularly accomplished on this one. It seems the longer I think about knitting a project, the more satisfaction I get from completing it and getting it out of my brain.
The scarf is knit in two pieces and joined in the middle with a simple seam. This allows for the leaves to hang in each direction and finish in these gorgeous points on each end. I did 13 repeats on each half so the scarf lightly steam-blocked is 108" long. Nine feet is plenty long enough that I can wrap it around my neck twice (or three times) and still have enough to tuck into my coat. Good thing too, I'll need it when I get to Minneapolis (current temperature there is -19 C / -2 F.) Brrr!
The Project Details
Yarn: 1.5ish skeins of Brooks Farm Four Play in colour 10? (or EOY 4P? I can't tell.) It's 50% wool, 50% silk and feels like heaven.
Needles: Size 8 bamboo
Started: November, 2006
Completed: February, 2007
Final Verdict: I've been wearing it around the house with my PJs so I'd say it's already a favourite. I don't want to take it off. Ever.