I am making a scarf for someone who chose a beautiful hand dyed yarn, from Rooftop Yarns. The colour is maize, and it really is quite lovely.
It also is 980 yards of lace weight yarn.
I am making a mobius strip scarf for him. I cast on 1000 stitches, mostly because I am some sort of masochist. I've put stitch markers every 50 stitches, and so far I've done nine full rows, or 9000 stitches. But I'm not counting.**
I've also got, after 9000 stitches, about half an inch of fabric.
This is going to be one long-assed knitting project.
Since I'm doing it in stockinette, it's all knit, all the time.
He had damn well better appreciate this.
This is where I am right now. The scarf isn't all that frilly, but when you've got 10+ feet of fabric on a 48 inch circular needle, things tend to get a bit scrunched up.
Nine rows into the project and this is the fabric. That's about a half inch.
After nine rows, this is the ball of yarn, and the tag. It really is beautiful yarn, a superwash merino. And hand-dyed. I am looking forward to seeing it when it's done, because I think it will be quite stunning.
Of course, I've got about 9,750 miles still to go on this journey.
I think I need a cup of coffee.
*Actually, Lao Tsu said, "The journey of 10,000 miles begins with a single step."
**OK, yes I am.