I haven’t knit a scarf for myself in years. I knit so many when I was a new knitter that I didn’t feel a need for any new ones — until I saw this picot edge scarf on the Morris and Sons blog. I just loved the way it was knit lengthwise and how it worked with a variegated yarn colorway. I’m also a sucker for little do-dads, frills, and such. Those little picots looked so fun to knit! I had some merino yarn in fall colors in my stash that seemed perfect for the project. I whipped it up, oh gosh, in September? I’ve been meaning to show you all since then. It was the perfect thing to knit as the weather cooled and the colors in the scarf showed up in the trees around town.
Love the tapered picot edges!
I am determined to catch you all up on the things I’ve made over the past few months. These things I make, like scarves and hair sticks and such, on a practical level add pizzazz to my same old same old small wardrobe without spending coupons. In the big, important picture, I love having a little something handmade on every day that I can. It makes me feel … self-sufficient. Powerful, even. Almost like I am wearing a talisman against the vagaries of the modern world. No, not almost like — Am. I’m convinced that objects we make with our own two hands are imbued with integrity, magic, and soul, and isn’t that the stuff I want resting on my shoulders, and intertwined in my hair each and every day?