I really love a good dot. Any kind. Polka dots. Splattered dots. Holey dots. A good bokeh. You name it. Needless to say, Seurat is my hero.
But the polka dot scarf was letting me down. It was one of those projects that as you keep knitting on it, you keep thinking......this is r-e-a-l-l-y not looking so great. Is it going to be an '800+-yards-of-laceweight' mistake? 99% of the time I end up wishing that I had gone with my gut, ripping out when the thought first hits me, and saving weeks of futile, wasted knitting.
The only thing that kept me going and gave me an ounce of hope was the fact that this could be considered 'lace' and we all know that lace looks like sh*t when you are knitting it. And then we block it and magic happens and you wonder why you couldn't envision the miracle all the time.
This was the story of The Polka Dot Scarf.
It's pretty much perfection in a summer scarf. Ultra light weight, even though it's merino wool. Classically simple. Easily memorized pattern that uses a gazillion yards of fiber (so it's perfectly portable for travel knitting or bleacher sitting). Being grey only endears it that much more.
I love it so much (and since my knitting mojo is still MIA and I really don't have anything else I care about knitting)....
I cast on another.
Variegated? Oh, gosh. I don't know. It's sort of pooling. These colours? Not sure I like them. This is silk. Will it block as well as wool? Polka Dot Scarf....you're not going to let me down, are you?
Way too soon to tell.
Guess I'll just keep have to keep on knitting.