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January Knitting is Scarf Knitting

As 2016 ended and 2017 began, I went through my abundant stash of yarn and found several beautiful yarns that I have purchased on my many trips to yarn shops and craft stores.  I have a habit of finding yarns that inspire me and purchasing 2 or 3 skeins to work with while not having any specific project in mind.  These skeins often become scarves or fingerless gloves.  I keep a few for myself and stash the rest away for gifts throughout the year.  This year, I have 7 different yarns to knit scarves and I started 3 in the past 2 weeks.  Several are just plain garter stitch.  As I wrote in my post of November 30, 2016, I find peace and contentment in knitting garter stitch.  No pattern to follow, no counting, just the pure joy of knitting stitch after stitch.

This one is Lang Mille Colori Big.  I just love the feel and colors of this yarn.  Knit on my favorite Knitters Pride 10 inch straight U.S. Size 11 Dreamz needles, I cast on 25 stitches and just knit stitch after stitch.

The next one is Lion Brand Scarfie in Creme and Teal, my very favorite colors.  On U.S. Size 10 knitting needles, I cast on 27 stitches.

For this next one, I wanted to try out the stitch pattern that I swatched for Stitch Pattern Saturday on November 19, 2016.  I used parts of this stitch pattern to create this scarf using Berroco Inca Tweed in a wonderful shade of green.  This one is definitely for myself.  When I finish it, I’ll post the pattern to share with all of you.  This yarn is wonderful and I’m planning a sweater for myself using this yarn just as soon as I find the ideal pattern for it.



That still leaves me 4 more yarns to knit before I finish up this season’s scarf knitting.  Here’s the next one that I plan to start.  This is Colinette Hullabaloo that is discontinued.  I bought 3 skeins of this yarn in 2 different colorways.  I’ll be winding this into balls today and starting to knit with it.

As you can probably tell, I always have several projects on my needles at the same time.  Most days, I knit 3 times, a bit in the morning, afternoon, and evening.  I like to work on a different project at different times of the day.

So what is your process?  Do you work on one project until completion or are you like me and need to switch from one project to the next?

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