I knit a lot. I would say constantly, but I don't have nearly enough finished items to justify that. Many of the items get made, gifted, used and never photographed. Not because it is hard to remember to use the camera, but because I'm lazy and the window of opportunity seems small.
Not this time.
I finished the knitting last night while watching the Sweeney Todd movie (Angela Lansbury). That was ample time to finish it off.
I was going to donate it to the red scarf project, but it is a tiny bit too short. I feel a little odd giving them something that is not meeting the minimum length requirement, so I will start another scarf (Mabel is the top contender) instead.
Noro-striped scarf a la Brooklyn Tweed, knit with one skein of Comfort Worsted and one skein of Blackstone Tweed. It makes a wonderfully squishy fabric and lovely subtle stripes that would be perfect for a guy if it were both a little wider and a little longer. I haven't blocked it though, so it is possible that blocking it will give the two inches it needs in length. If so, then I will use some leftover Blackstone (from a separate project, or buy another skein) for fringe. The Comfort yarns appear to make poor fringe. Even while knitting, the yarn ends were fraying and the plies were coming loose. Not a look I think would be good for fringe.
Of course, I did start something immediately afterwards. I'm making the 2 color shrug from Fitted Knits to wear over a dress for all of the weddings I'm attending this fall. I cast on, but didn't want to stop the movie to go and dig out my stitch markers. Now with stitch markers in hand, I'm prepared to laze away as much of the day as possible in knitting and reading while hoping the temperature will break enough to bake cookies.