Finishing a project is a lovely way to start a new year, don’t you think? I worked on my Simply Green scarf yesterday while watching movies, and by the time we were ready to start our festive evening (junk food and games at home), all that was left was the bind off. I thought I’d finish it during Scrabble or something, but I never did. It meant this morning I just needed a quick finish before I had a new scarf to wear!
The yarn is Classic Elite Magnolia, a 70/30 merino/silk blend, so I bet most of you can imagine just how soft and drapey it is. It’s got a slight halo, so it’s the tiniest bit fuzzy. Sadly, this yarn has been discontinued, so I consider myself lucky to have found it on the sale shelf before it disappeared. I wish I’d finished it before Christmas, but no worries: I can wear it any time, and I’ll have it for next Christmas!
The pattern, Be Simple Variations, was simple and quick to memorize, which meant at times it was comforting and at times it was boring. I love how you can make it as long as you want, so I could easily knit one in a different yarn weight without a problem. In fact, it was actually designed for fingering weight, and I used DK.
As it is most everywhere, it’s stupid cold around here, so it’s very likely I’ll be wearing this tomorrow when I go back to work. I hope the rest of you have lovely knits to keep you warm too!
I think finishing a project on the first day of the year is good luck! Happy New Year, Bonnie!!
Happy New Year to you too!
That yarn is lovely – what a beautiful shade of green. I hope it kept you super warm – I bet your colleagues were impressed!
Haha, I don’t know that they noticed it, but it was warm!
You know how I like purple but that green is stunning and the scarf is beautiful. I’m questioning why I don’t knit more items like these
You should! This one was so quick and simple, and I already love wearing it. I want to make another one!
That’s my favourite colour! Oooh it looks so beautiful and squishy and warm
It is!! It’s my new favorite.