|Photo taken at Horseshoe Prairie in northeast Oregon, Feb 2018.|
|December on the left, August on the right. Can't you tell?!|
|Moab, UT: B2, W|
|Gallatin Gateway, MT: W, G1|
|Farmington, NM: B1, W|
|Southwest Texas: G1, G2|
Since I was recording the colors of the sky in a journal, I rarely (if ever) ended up knitting each day's sky color on the same day. Typically, when I was tired of knitting the hat I was working on, or was waiting on a Westie to pick a design, I would devote a day to catching up on the sky scarf, and knit a couple weeks' worth at a time. Thanks to the scant amount of rain and abundant clear skies we had on the trip, I ran out of bright blue (B1, or Pool) before the end. Since I was out of mailing range and had plenty of other things to work on at that point, I just recorded the last sky colors and finished the scarf after the semester ended. There has been an extended timeline to finish up this beast--while the majority was worked from August to December 2016, it was finally finished in February 2017 (see below picture for a photo from the day it was finished), and wasn't formally photographed until February 2018, and here I am, in frickin' April, finally writing up this project that has been finished in my closet for over a year! My tardiness says nothing about my fondness for this truly unique garment.
So that's my sky scarf! It was the first scarf I knitted myself since the beginning of high school, when my knitting skills were, ahem, nowhere near where they are now. I wear this scarf proudly and often during the winter months!
Lea Redmond's visit to Whitman to talk about her creative approach to knitting has been hugely influential on my knitting perspective. I wonder what my next nontraditional project might be. Let me know if you have any suggestions!
And in the meantime,