Not quite as big a rabbit hole as the one that Cara fell into a while back with socks — Jaywalkers and/or Monkeys, specifically — and Socks That Rock, I seem to have found a pattern and yarn combo that sings ever-so-sweetly to me and makes me smile.
Pardon the photos not lining up — and the sort of off color (weird cast from the wall, combined with weird reflection from a small wood chest of drawers) (that's my story) — but this series shows what I did to make this one different. The cast-on edge is at the left. I think I didn't want a point, so I cast on a few more stitches than called for. I knit along –this one completely in garter stitch — and made my increases, as written, until I reached a certain point — and I didn't know what point that would be until I arrived — then continued knitting straight for a while. It turned out to be roughly a square in the middle. Then I began the decreases, but did them on the opposite side from the increases. I love this scarf. The big stripes of bold, bright color — so wonderful to knit in January and wear in February!
I call this one Back-to-Back Baktus I.
This is how I've been wearing it — so far. I keep meaning to take some more photos of shadowbox because I've been wearing that one differently than originally photographed, too. That garment took a little getting used to, but it has been a huge favorite this winter.
This would be Back-to-Back Baktus II, on the needles. It could be the last, as well, since I'm using the last of the Hundertwasser in my stash. Not that I'm averse to replenishment…
I love these colorways — renewing their inspiration to try some ideas with yarn and dye that I've had kicking around in my head for a while. For some reason, I feel it's something I need to do outside, though, so it's on the Spring/Summer To-Do List.
Also? Knitting Olympics. I have some ideas about what to do — I definitely want "To Do" — and we're getting down to the wire! I'm thinking of making a good number of FOs out of current UFOs — the ones that are knit and just waiting to be sewn together and finished (complete with button bands, collars, buttons, etc.). I'm also thinking of getting the Habu projects off the table – finishing both Mom's and mine (Mom's might need a complete re-do). I'm also thinking of taking on a lace project — a shawl or something. I have yet to complete anything in lace. What to do?!