Out of all the crafty pursuits out here, there is one that has always eluded me – knitting. I love the idea of it and I can see why people enjoy it, but it was always a source of frustration for me. My Great Aunt and my Nana both would try to teach me whenever I asked, but every attempted scarf ended up getting just long enough to make a small dishtowel before I gave up. I would drop stitches, pick up extra stitches, completely forget the patterns.
We knitted through that holiday season and sometime last January it got tucked away with the Christmas stuff and I completely forgot about it…until I found it this year! I pulled it back out, practiced a few stitches and then got to work.
Once the scarf started to get long, I would check the length by wrapping it around my neck twice and looking in a mirror to see how it was sitting. In the end I made it 72″ long.