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I’ve been doing a lot of knitting lately.
I’ve been doing a lot of knitting, but I haven’t gotten a lot done.

You see, I have this pair of socks.

Well, actually I have a sock and a quarter, truth be told.

This second sock is really giving me fits.  I’ve ripped it out completely once, ripped back 2/3 of it another time and now I’m about to rip out the heel and re-do it as well.

The sock really has an attitude.

Which is surprising to me because the first sock was so malleable and easy going. Quick on the needles, quick to knit and easy off.  Lovely.

It’s sibling, however, has other ideas.  It’s the Mr. Hyde of the pair, I think.’

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Do you see that dratted hole? I had to fix that one, too.

Thank goodness for lifelines.

They have saved this sock’s life a couple of times. *ahem*

And, to be quite, honest, I’m kind of fed up with the sock’s attitude.  All these issues and such.

So, I’ve put it in time out for a couple of days. I mean, when you only have an hour or so to knit a day who wants to be aggravated with an adolescent sock with an attitude?

And so I’ve moved on to prettier, more pleasant things for a while –

This beautiful scarf, to be specific.

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Here’s the Ravelry link if you are interested in looking at the details of the pattern.

It’s an asymmetrical scarf with these neat notches on one side – I am loving the variegated yarn that I chose. It was what the shop sample had been made with and I decided I wanted one just like the sample.  So far, so good.

I fell in love with the shop sample and just had to cast on as soon as I got home with the yarn. And then I was really in love when I read the cute story behind the pattern – it has 42 “points” on the edge, which corresponds to the answer to the universe and everything (read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy).

Having read that book in high school (or college?) I decided I really had to have the scarf that was the answer to everything. *grin*

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Aren’t the notches pretty?

I’m thinking if I ever make this again, I may add some beads to that end section for some additional interest – especially if the yarn I use is not so interestingly variegated.

But it does seem to be taking for-ev-er to knit.  I am a slow knitter and the back and forth and back and forth of just straight knitting with only something “interesting” at the end of each row gets a little mundane.  However, it’s is a great project to do around people because there’s very little counting involved.

What are you working on?

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