It’s cold here today, and the ground is covered in snow. Icicles are hanging off the edge of my back porch. The weather forecast is calling for bitter cold and more snow early next week, and I can feel the misery of winter starting to close in already. I used to love this time of year, but lately I’m feeling the cold a lot more than I used to, and I sure do long for those days of early fall when the leaves where spectacular, the geese were just arriving in town, and everywhere I drove there was a blaze of color.
It was in that spirit that I pulled out this shawl/scarf that I had started last month for some weekend knitting. I had put it aside a couple of weeks ago to get the Christmas stuff done, but now I was on fire to finish it. The pattern is called Hitchhiker (by Martina Behm) because there are 42 little teeth along one edge, and who can ignore a scarf that is the answer to life, the universe and everything? Certainly it should be the answer to my winter blues.
The pattern is all garter stitch, so it is really warm and squishy. It’s colorful, cheerful, and just what I need to face next week. Even better, it will match a new top that my daughter-in-law gave me for my Christmas present. Yep, time to knit like a fiend. 🙂
I knit last night while watching a movie, and then settled down this afternoon and worked pretty steady on it for a few hours. This evening I cast off and it is done!
All right winter. Bring it on!
8 thoughts on “Who Let Winter In Already?”
That is so pretty! Believe it or not I still haven’t read hitchhiker’s guide. I suppose I’m going to get thrown out of the geek society if I don’t get on that.
If you don’t want to or have time to read, the entire series is available on podcast, google for it and it should come up. We had the series that way a while ago but I don’t know what ever happened to it.
Don’t panic: I’m pretty sure your devotion to Dr. Who ensures your continuing membership in the geeks society. 🙂
I agree the yarn is lovely, and the colours are so warm to look at also. 🙂
Wow! That is such a gorgeous scarf! The yarn a pattern look great together, it makes me want to cast a hitchhiker scarf on myself
This is a happy yarn. I’m so happy to get positive feedback on the colors. I’m wore it yesterday when the high was zero degrees, and it really kept my neck warm and looked great. I’m thinking of making another Hitchhiker using Noro sock yarn.