It was nice this morning to wake up to a nice thunderstorm and the smell of homemade bread (from the bread machine) and know I could sleep a few more minutes! I love finals week. I have no finals, but even when I did, I was one of the strange ones who has always enjoyed the week. Maybe because I've mostly been a good student and so the last minute cramming wasn't as intense, or somehow that things were almost over and there were things to look forward to. Maybe it was the sense of accomplishment that I really had made it through another semester. Maybe it was just that I didn't have to sit through hours of lectures. DH and I (well even before we were married) always had fun during finals too! The dorms would be making weird concoctions of leftovers and we would go eat out or do some random things to get away from those who hated finals week. Well, my classes are done, maybe my last ones ever (there don't seem to be good classes for me to take next year), no exams, still just as much work to do as last Friday, but surprisingly I feel better. It is finals week after all!
And to celebrate I now have a matching hat and scarf!!! Woohoo! Remember I had solved this problem before going to Scotland only to lose my scarf which I had had for years, but of course not lose the new hat! Well now we have a hat and scarf! I really like my knitting to go together. Things don't have to match 100% and they don't need to look like they came from a store, but I want them to look nice....would hate for "What Not to Wear" to show up and try to take away my handknit items after all!
Pattern: Merci Scarf
Yarn: 200 yds, 4oz of handspun merino (I love knitting with handspun!)
Needles: US 10
The pattern was easy, reversible, doesn't roll, and "matches" the hat pretty well. I'm not sure why it took me so much longer to make the scarf compared to the hat, they used the same amount of yarn?