Thursday, August 23, 2007

Bitten by a Gator

This scarf, so far, has been seriously addictive, although I probably have issues with that anyway.

First, there was the instant gratification of the nostrils (I seriously doubt that sentence has ever been uttered before). In ten short rows, there they were.

I was desperately curious to see how the eyes were done. A quick forty rows and I knew.

I'm bumping along the back now, which may take longer, but there's such a temptation to complete a 16-row unit each time I sit down, that I expect the whole thing to go relatively quickly.

Knitting is usually so two-dimensional, like a piece of paper. Knitting has tubes, of course, but a tube is basically a rolled piece of paper. Even a four-year-old can make a telescope or megaphone out of a piece of paper.

This gator scarf is more like origami.

For me to be this excited about what is essentially a garter-stitch scarf says a lot of the creativity of the folks at Morehouse Merino.


Rachel said...

So cute!

Annie said...

OH I love that scarf! I'm going to have to get that pattern. And I need an alligator scarf like I need a hole in the head, but it's so dang cool!