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TV marathon scarfiness

August 22, 2012

So it turns out that the entire first season of Twin Peaks comes out to about seven hours of couch time — and forty inches of scarf. (Plus a ton of cool knit inspiration — that show has a lot of sweaters.)

This is not the ubiquitous Noro striped scarf, though that was obviously the jumping-off point. This, instead is a Scarf of Delight. So named because it’s made from two 100 gram balls of Drops Big Delight. (Which means it cost about 20 dollars for the whole thing, which is quite an improvement over Noro prices in my book.) I also decided to make it a little wider — which means it won’t be as long, but six feet of scarf on five foot six of Julia is probably a bad idea anyway. I have about a third of the total yarn left, so it should wind up a decent length. I’ll probably block it pretty lightly, because I want it to stay kind of dense and warm. The yarn-carrying side isn’t quite as stretchy, despite my best efforts, but it’s got a little bit of give.

It’s interesting how two balls that both have some bright and some dark portions still make it look like it’s one dark and one bright ball. Unless you really really focus, you don’t realize how the shifts alternate.

I just realized that the past week has sort of been about almost-instant-gratification knits. Sometimes, fast and easy is the way to go.

(That’s what she said.)

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. August 22, 2012 11:18 am

    Ooh, very hypnotic and pretty.
    Reminds me of the Lanesplitter skirt which… Well, it was a fun knit and everything but when it came to blocking I was a teeny tiny bit too enthusiastic. Meaning it won’t fit me. At all. Still haven’t figured out what to do with it.
    Anyway. Selfstriping is fun! 🙂

    • August 22, 2012 10:31 pm

      Could you wash it enthusiastically and block it more gently? Ooor put in an interesting pleat?

  2. August 22, 2012 11:17 pm

    I’m definitely on an instant-gratification kick too. You’re giving me ideas!

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