This morning I finished one of my 'old faithful' projects while the rest of the family slept.
I call this project my 'old faithful' project because it is one of those projects that:
1) I don't want to think about the design as it is one that can be done mindlessly and I always can tell where I left off
2) There is no tracking a pattern as it is easily memorized
3) The result is a classic accessory that is easily worn and coordinated with my outfit of the day
4) A project that is always in my knitting bag, ready to take with me where ever I go
Basically, these projects are worked on while I am riding in the car, talking on the phone, waiting at an appointment or at knitting group when the conversations are so much fun that I can't concentrate on a difficult pattern. (Know what I mean, April?)
The thing is with my 'old faithful' project is this - they seem to take forever to complete. Because they are left waiting for a convenient time, I'm not in a hurry to get them done. Although this one should have only taken a few days to complete, it has been with me where ever I go for the past month.
So, here it is, a classic red cranberry scarf with cables. I used large size 11 needles and double worsted weight yarn. The yarn is two very very slightly different shades of red/cranberry that gives just enough highlight to the colors to make it more interesting.
I think it is a classic - after all, everyone needs a red wool scarf. And this one is knit with Mission Falls Washable Wool for an ever so soft next to skin comfort.
What are some of your 'old faithful' projects?
I do know what you are talking about!! I think my old faithful may be the sockyarn throw I am working on. It is really fun but gets bigger verrrry slowly!
Oh, that scarf is gorgeous! The color is so rich. Unfortunately I have no crafts that can go with me, it's tricky to lug around my sewing machine... ;)
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