The Pinnacle of Scarf-dom!
October 03, 2011
Can you believe that autumn is already here?
Easily my favorite season, I adore the changing leaves and the windy days with just a hint of chill in the air. This is scarf-making weather!
Every year around this time, I break out my bamboo circular needles, invest in some super-soft yarn, and in a never-ending battle, try to keep the cat away from my skein. Admittedly, I’m not very good (at knitting or keeping the cat at bay), but it doesn’t matter! The art of knitting is both fantastically fun and extremely relaxing, no matter your skill level.
But do I have knitting ambitions? Sure! I'd love to improve my skills and secretly dream of someday having the talent (and patience!) to achieve what I consider to be the pinnacle of scarf-dom: The Tom Baker-era Doctor Who scarf. Now, there’s some debate as to the actual length of this beautiful behemoth, but most agree that it's easily over twelve feet long. Just imagine the mischief you could get into with a scarf like that! (Not to mention the appreciative nods you’d receive from fellow Doctor Who fans as they congregated around your creation.)
If you’re not ready to make that twelve-foot leap, MCPL has a mind-bogglingly large collection of knitting books as well as the Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center full of tips, tricks, and fun patterns to try!
Needles in hand? Let's knit!