Just a Scarf


Superman got nothing on meeee…I intoned as I worked on binding off this scarf. It’s a tune that’s part of K’s repertoire and I have no idea what the song actually sounds like since I’ve only heard her softly murmuring that line periodically. I guess it’s by someone named Charlie Puth? I don’t feel compelled to look it up, but I like the words.


Anyway, I knitted a scarf. It’s not, as I had hoped, the longest neck warmer in the universe. It’s long enough to loop around my neck twice. I seamed the ends together to make it into an infinity scarf and that part’s a bit of a botch up job, but it’ll do. You can see all of my freckles in this pix — the one between my eyebrows is actually a scar from a particularly rough cystic acne month about 4 years ago and that spot refuses to go away (happily, now that I hardly consume dairy, I don’t have any cystic breakouts anymore). Here’s the seam:


It took a couple of months to finish this up, though I’m sure this could be done in a matter of a few hours. I knitted in dollhouse-sized windows of time: just before starting dinner, or while K was taking a shower, or in the quiet moments when the sun or any of the people in my house hadn’t completely risen. I probably averaged about two rows a day.


I haven’t blocked it yet, even though I know I’m supposed to wait to piece together the ends until it’s been blocked and stretched. I was impatient and I like its wonkiness. The whole process was wonky, really. I progressed from one ball of yarn to the next without any premeditated plan. Even the yarn fiber content is a mishmash of wool, acrylic, cotton and there might be a cashmere blend. I didn’t give much thought to the color combination or order and figured it would all turn out fine if I stuck with greys and blues. I was right. What you see above are both sides of the scarf.


It’s a win as far as I’m concerned. The scarf keeps me toasty and I’m sure I’ll get around to blocking it at some point, but right now, I’m just going to enjoy it as it is. I hope you all had a lovely weekend! In between working on my SVE gift and other life stuff, I was on a cleaning rampage. Our living room hasn’t looked or felt this clean in eons!

12 thoughts on “Just a Scarf

    1. My love for infinity scarves knows no bounds too, Kristi :-). Scarves are the gateway drug to knitting, I’m betting…

    1. I can’t even tell you how good it feels to truly clean!! Last year was so hectic, I was definitely mailing it in when it came to housekeeping. I even put up new coat racks and purged drawers and closets — the whole nine yards! Thanks, Greta!

  1. I don´t think superman can knit! I love your scarf and I love that it accompanied you for such a long time. Like a bit of your life story is knitted into it. (And I love your freckles!)

  2. Haha, I’ve got one up on Superman with the knitting for sure! Though of course, I’m not whipping out cardigans at breakneck speeds ;-). Thank you, Ute (the freckles are probably age spots, but freckles sound much more charming, no?)!

  3. I don’t know why we say “it’s just a scarf”. I do that too, as if it`s not worthy or something. But it is! Very nice scarf as well as keeping you cozy in the chilly weather. I`ve learned also that knitted gifts are very much appreciated by others.

    1. You’re so right, Melissa! Why downplay it? I love that though it may take time, very little is required for knitting. The portability is awesome too!

  4. Well done! I love to knit. And I love to see other people knit. 🙂 All your stitches are so even and nice. And the colors are beautiful. Love that last picture of you..very pretty.

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