All In The Timing

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Snowmageddon decided to waltz right through Minneapolis on the same day that I rediscovered this bulky scarf hiding in the back of our closet. This same bulky scarf that makes Darrin smirk and say “Well doesn’t that look nice?” whenever I toss it over my coat because he knows how frustratingly long it took me to knit this stupid thing last fall winter spring err…year. How a small section of this scarf is actually a bit thinner and less bulky than the rest because I ran out of yarn and failed in my attempts to match the new with the old. How much work I neglected while hastily knitting row after row after row trying to finish before the entirety of winter just melted away without giving me the opportunity to relish in that strange pride that comes from homemade things. I had finally knotted the last row when suddenly SPRING! Sunshine! Little birdies! My fun fall project had morphed into a race against time and ended as a dreary reminder of my DIY incompetencies. 

So Darrin KNOWS how very real last year’s scarf-knitting struggle was.

[And, I suppose, the melodrama of the whole endeavor]

But not this year! Snowmageddon is currently dancing through the Minneapolis streets, and I’m looking forward to wearing last year’s laborious project and receiving pity compliments from the husband ALLLL season long. I mean, Snowmageddon arriving on the same day that I unpacked this scarf?! Must be the universe saying, “YOU GOT THIS, GIRL. GO START ANOTHER ONE FOR NEXT WINTER.”



  • Reply Larissa December 1, 2015 at 3:03 am

    The same struggle over here! I startet to knit a little blanket(!) The dumbest idea ever, when you’re no pro-knitter. Can you tell me which knit-design you used to get those thick rows? Was it always a right stitch?

    Best wishes,
    Larissa 🙂

    • Reply Grace December 1, 2015 at 8:48 am

      I’m such a knitting procrastinator! Haha. Yes, I always used a right stitch. The yarn I bought was pretty thick, so I think that contributed to the thick rows! Good luck with your blanket! *praise hands emoji*

  • Reply Brittany December 1, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    I am no knitter, but I decided to sew recycled t-shirt bags for our church fair. I was stitching until the last second!

  • Reply Chelsea December 5, 2015 at 9:50 am

    Oh my gosh I feel your pain! I decided to knit a scarf back in July and is it finished for winter? Nope! Why does matching yarn color have to be so difficult? Regardless, your scarf looks beautiful!

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