After I had got over my many distractions (see previous post) I decided I needed to Actually Finish A Thing. So went back to the Windward Scarf. Or, as my husband calls it, The Really Wierd Scarf Thing.
It's a bit wierd, in a good way:
|Just hangin' about|
And there are only so many rectangular shaped scarves a person needs aren't there? (little voice in my head says "No, no for do you not have your eye on this truly wondrous Alice Starmore item, eh?").
This one is not rectangular:
|Not a rectangle|
How anyone designs such a thing is beyond me, my head hurt a bit trying not to get lost in the pattern. This is by Canadian designer Heidi Kirrmaier, she says:
"The multiple changes in knitting direction of this piece are akin to the manoeuvring required when sailing into the wind, or windward".I'm not a sailor, so can't really comment. However the reference to the sea led me to choose a sea green yarn - Handmaiden Casbah Sock - which I happened to have in my stash (I believe it's 'Hemlock'), and the variegated dye suits the pattern beautifully:
|Altogether now: "We are sailing..."|