...you just can't stop.
Project: Ruffled & Ruched Scarf by Pam Powers Knits. I give it two thumbs up. Make that two and a half. (Love.)
Started: Tuesday, June 7th, 2011.
Finished: Thursday, June 23rd, 2011. (Why? Why did this take me so long, you ask? Because I haven't mastered Simple Knitting Math. You know, the formula that says to finish projects you must spend time actually knitting them? It's not unlike Simple Weight Loss Math: to lose weight, you must take in fewer calories. Ahem.)
Yarn: Malabrigo Merino Worsted in Blue Surf, 1 1/2 skeins.
Needles: Addi Turbo US 8s--24" circular.
Modifications: None. (Well, I used a smaller needle than the pattern suggested, but I always do--I don't consider that a modification.) Oh, wait. I also decided to forgo (forwent?) the provisional cast on. Instead of "unzipping" the cast on to expose live stitches, I just picked up the required number of stitches along the cast on edge. You'd never notice. Not even on the wrong side.
Notes: I love this little ruffly scarf--it's kind of Tudor-like. Elegant. A neck ruff. (An accessory that would look especially good on a woman with short hair.) However, I wish it were a little shorter. The total length is about 38 1/2". It's not quite long enough to wrap twice, but there's some excess fabric that would add a bit more, um, chest bulk. To knit it again, I'd cut about 8 inches from the length of the piece (which, technically, is the width--you cast on lengthwise.) It'd require a bit of math, but nothing too strenuous.