I stood at the counter of the moth-ball smelling closet-sized yarn shop as the lovely owner showed me how to cast on the requisite number of stitches. Armed with the Martha Stewart article and deep purple wool, I was determined to finally learn how to knit. A scarf. It was wonky because there were about a million things I didn't know about knitting. Nine years later, lots of questions asked and books read later, loads of scarves, purses, shawls and socks later, I've got a hankering to return to the scarf.
Maybe it's the hot weather that has got me hopeful for fall.
Maybe it's the impending start of the school year making me want to look at my early skills.
Maybe it's Art Scouts firing me up.
Maybe it's the idea that I could knit a fabu (not wonky) scarf for a stranger.
Maybe it's my confidence in my ability to design a beautiful scarf.
Maybe it's Scout aching for a new swap.
So. If the idea of returning to what, for many of us, was your first project, but bringing all of the knitting skills you've learned to a new version of the project appeals to you, head over to the Funky Scarf Swap for sign up directions. Hope you'll play with us!