Like most knitters, I began by knitting scarves. My first substantial project was a garter stitch scarf for my boyfriend which took me about a month to knit and which he proceeded to lose about a month after I made it for him. I think that, because they were the first project that I was able to knit, they were associated in my mind with long, tedious bouts of knitting and thus became very unpalatable.
Recently, though, I started becoming aware of some very cool scarf patterns. And I started remembering that one of the main reasons that I began knitting was, not to knit sweaters, because that seemed inconceivable, but to knit scarves. I loved scarves in high school, but could never find any I liked. The only ones I liked were the ones my friends knitted or crocheted. So, here are the fruits of my recent thoughts on the subject...
And now I am working on yet another Brooklyn Tweed pattern, this one by Leila Raabe:
So, I think scarves are going to be a definite presence in my knitting this year! Good thing, too, because if I end up moving to the East Coast over the summer like I'm hoping, I'm going to need them!