While frolicking about during Yarn Quest, I saw a Linen Stitch Scarf made from luscious Koigu Painter's Palette Premium Merino on display at Blazing Needles. I decided that I needed; yes, NEEDED, one for myself. I bought a crazy combination of colors and cast on that very week. Six weeks later finds me with this much progress.
While choosing my colors, I decided to take a risk and go for an all-out color cacophony that would scream, "Cheerful!" amidst the drab winter months. I think this scarf will do a fantastic job of executing my intent.
Many have complained that this scarf takes FOREVER to complete and blame it on the fact that it's knit from end to end instead of your usual side to side. The actual reason why this scarf takes forever to knit is because it's knit from a fingering weight yarn. Any scarf made from fingering weight yarn is going to take forever to complete, regardless of what direction you're knitting! But, oh, is it going to be worth the effort! (Anything that can make you feel cheerful on a gray day is worth the effort!)
My original goal date for completion is the end of September...we'll see how that goes.