It's back to being the time of year where knitting feels like a sensible way to spend time - by which I mean its getting colder and I need something to do with my hands. So I've dug my knitting bag out from under my bed and investigated what wool is leftover from last year's projects.
I found two balls of lovely wool that I'd got on a 3 for 2 offer when buying wool for Christmas presents; a gradient wool that stripes itself (much like this one,) with blue, yellow and green, meaning a lot of wool-based prettiness without much effort from me!
I decided I'd make it into a scarf. I've not done one before and it seemed like a nice easy project to ease back into the oh-so-strenuous world of knitting before the Christmas rush (yup, friends and family reading this, you can expect knitted things again!). Picking up my knitting book (Stitch and Bitch) again, I found the simple, elegant and, most importantly, amusingly named 'Ribbed for Her Pleasure Scarf' and decided to go for that.
It was, as the pattern suggested, very simple to do; just a 2 x 2 rib for 2 balls of wool. I think you'll agree, though, that it's rather pretty:
(Not the longest post in the world, perhaps, but I've got about 3 other knitting projects on the go so perhaps there'll be a more detailed one soon)