Christmas Eve, when all of my crochet projects were finished and I was looking for something to do I picked up a pair of size 9 aluminum knitting needles that I’ve had hanging around for 40+ years and decided that it was time that I attempted to knit —– again! You can read about this adventure here in Knitting 101 – Tips from a Crocheter.
While I was doing quite well (as far as actual knitting was concerned) with the straight needles, I kept getting the end stuck in my shirtsleeve – which drove me to distraction! So I went out to my local yarn store and purchased a set of Knit Picks circular needles.
Now this presented an entirely new situation! I managed to get the scarf transferred over to the circular needles without any problems – but OH that “cord”! That definitely took some getting used to – I couldn’t figure out where it was supposed to be….behind the scarf or between me and the scarf!
All in all, the Brooke’s Columns of Leaves Scarf is a very lovely pattern – perhaps not something a beginner such as myself should have attempted – but hey, I’m an over achiever 😀 It was very well written and my only problem was that for the life of me I couldn’t figure out how to do the p2tog tbl stitch – so throughout the entire scarf I p2tog. At least I was consistent!
There are a few boo-boo’s (and yes, I can point out every one of them), but all in all I am not displeased with the finished scarf – it just doesn’t look the one pictured in the pattern, because of my inability to manipulate the p2tog tbl stitch. It’s extremely soft, lightweight and very delicate looking.
Did I enjoy a knitted project for a change? You bet I did! I will also continue to knit – as a matter of fact I went back to the local yarn store over the weekend and bought an entire set of the Knit Picks circular needles and I’ve already started another project!
Will I keep crocheting? Of course I will! I love making the Fantirumi (and will eventually be selling some) and there are certain things that I would rather crochet.
Here is my finished scarf, what do you think?