Old Blog: The Sapphire Scarf Continues

I found a few blog posts from an earlier attempt to blog about my knitting, back when I picked up the hobby seriously in 2010. I’m reposting them here for the sake of archiving.

New Face of the Sapphire Scarf

I know I still have quite a bit of knitting to go, but it’s been quick so far.

The willpower to not go to the yarn store before class is something I did not have. Instead of eating a lunch (which was okay with me; I was too nervous about the exam to really want food) I rushed over to the nearest yarn shop to get a yarn to strand with the sparkly kind. I unraveled my progress, stuffed the awkwardly-rewound cake into my pocket, and hopped on a train. I thought this would be easy. I was wrong.

If asked to describe the colour I bought, I would quickly respond, “Navy.” It is exactly what I imagine as a generic navy. I expected it to match other navies.

Apparently it is not navy, but is instead some magical mystery colour. Continue reading

Old Blog: Tale of the Sapphire Scarf

I found a few blog posts from an earlier attempt to blog about my knitting, back when I picked up the hobby seriously in 2010. I’m reposting them here for the sake of archiving.

Sapphire Scarf-In-Progress

Knitting-in-progress of a scarf intended for my grandmother.

I’ve been knitting a lot recently. Generally I do this thing where I knit intensely for a few brief months, then encounter some horrible project far beyond my skill level–something I cannot possibly be expected to complete–and after profound frustration I vow to never knit again. Some months (or years!) later, the pain of the former project forgotten, I start off with an easy project and fall in love with the craft all over again.

I like knitting because it gives my hands something to do when I’m otherwise bored. I don’t even need to pay all that much attention and suddenly–like magic!–I look down and find that I’ve created an object. It’s awesome! Continue reading