Amsterdam Scarf, completed
Originally uploaded by panopticon.
...or: How I Worked Nine Feet of Garter Stitch and Almost Lost My Mind.
Above is the Amsterdam Scarf, all finished.
It's about as lackluster a project as you will ever see. The specs? 100% garter stitch, made from some cheap Turkish yarn the name of which I don't recall.
By way of a pattern, I made the first half blue with three gray stripes (like the London Beanie). The second half switches to gray, with three blue stripes.
The damned thing did not get finished in time to accompany the beanie to Amsterdam, so when I came back it took a lot of self-discipline to pick it up and finish it. The mirror-image pattern meant I couldn't just stop it short and call it done.
Here's the funny part: I really like it. The colors suit me, the switch in ground color halfway through looks unexpectedly cool when it's around my neck, and the weight and width are precisely what I require in the middle of a Chicago winter.
Who would have thought crap yarn and garter stitch could make a guy feel so happy?