Here is my other Brooklyn project, still far from completion:
Garter rib socks, following the easy pattern from Charlene Schurch's Sensational Knitted Socks . This is only Sock #1; the yarn is Miss Babs' Yummy Sock Yarn, in a colorway aptly named Chocolate Roses. Not much else to say about this WIP, except that this yarn is indeed yummy and a pleasure to handle. I knew this already as I made my three travel shawls out of it.
It shouldn't take long to finish sock #1 and tackle sock #2, if I wasn't so absorbed in the reversible cabled scarf that continues to obsess me. Here is a progress report:
Yes, I now have a mohair-silk ribbon long enough to cover the living-room couch, and yet it feels a bit too short for my neck. Which leads me to a question: how long do you like your wool scarves to be? I have been known to make scarves that ended up much too long. In fact one very positive aspect of a long marriage is that my husband did mention, after, oh, ten or twelve years, that he would have loved it if the scarf I had knitted him after we first met had been a foot or two shorter. No problem, said I. Glad you brought it up. The beauty of knitted scarves is that it is never too late to say I am sorry. So I frogged yards and yards of wool knitted back when we were both so much younger, and the scarf still gets some occasional wear to this day. So much for the boyfriend curse.
But back to my original question: What is your preferred length for scarves, and -- bonus question -- why? I like my scarves to start at the waist or upper hip and go full circle around my neck, which requires a good amount of yardage. I know that many people (my husband among them) prefer a shorter scarf that is simply crossed over the chest and held in place by outer layers of clothing, but I like the feel of a warm and cozy neck myself.
And, oh, it is going to be so, so cozy. Soon.