5 Projects in 5 Weeks, Day 6

Wherein Shells delves once again into what can only be known as mohair hell.

Yes, I’ve done this scarf before, and hated it then, but it does look beautiful in the end so I am going there yet again.  I may have vowed never to do it again, but those vows are usually broken.  (Except for the Pomatamus socks, I take the vow not to knit those again very very seriously!)

Meanwhile, the red scarf is blocking and I have to add the tassels when it is dry.  I will soon have that as a finished object as well.  This puts me a week and a day ahead of schedule.  I am very pleased with that.  Maybe I can have the black scarf done by the time my mom leaves?

I am happy with the fact that I was able to create significantly more width by blocking viciously.  I have one more of these to make, and it is good to know that I can add just 2 more stitches to get the look I want, rather than 10 more.  I figure an hour spent blocking, which I’d do anyhow, is better than countless hours more knitting.  I did have to make the scarf extra long in order that I could block it in width, I lost a lot of length that way.  But it is still a six foot scarf, which is more than enough if you ask me!


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