Can I just say how much I hate knitting scarves?
They try my patience because they don't GO anywhere - there's no shaping to mark your passage, you just keep slogging onward until they're 'long enough', whatever that is, or until you run out of yarn. That being said, I do like wearing them. And I noticed a few weeks ago that I didn't have any spring-weight options, and Knitty City had this gorgeous Sea Silk (I can't seem to stop calling it 'Seasick', which is TOTALLY unfair to the yarn) in a delicious hand-dyed explosion of luminous greens, blues and browns, and before I knew it was several feet into this:
I wish I could convey how decadent this feels - it's a blend of silk and something called 'seacell', cellulose fiber from seaweed. And baby, it takes dye like nobody's business.
The pattern couldn't be easier - it's a one-row repeat, which might explain the inevitable boredom factor. Then again, it makes it possible to knit lace on the subway. It's one of three lacy scarf patterns available as a free pdf on Vivian Hoxbro's site.
I've used this pattern once before with Silk Garden, but overall I think that color distribution works better with lace when it's not striped. I already like this one much better.
Anyway, I'd started muttering to myself as I knit that I'd never make another scarf again, once this guy was finished. That was, of course, before the Chevron Scarf hit the blogscene. Though I might need a sock break first.