After all that preparation before heading up to Seattle for Thanksgiving, I ended up casting on exactly one project, and then knitting only that ever since. I really liked the look of the Murano Scarf in the latest issue of Interweave Knits, especially since it was the perfect way to use up some of that sock yarn that’s been marinating in my stash for so long. I figured I’d stick with the Trekking XXL that the pattern used, but pick different colors, so I picked one that knits up in graduated rainbow stripes, and one that is subtle shades of a dark purple. I wasn’t sure how well they’d go together, but once I’d finished the ruffle and started in on the slip-stitch portion, I was hooked.
Size 1 (US) needles and slip-stitching means this thing did take an awful lot of time to knit. And since the main body of the scarf is all in stockinette, no amount of blocking is ever going to remove all the curl. But I am happy with the end result, nonetheless. I wove in the ends yesterday afternoon and blocked it out last night, and have been finding any excuse to wear it ever since.