I love stranded knitting. It makes it tricky to fast forward through commercials, but other than that it is delightful. I'm having a great time on the scarf.
This was my progress at the end of my lunch hour yesterday.
(mine ravelled here)
Last night I started work on the third section.
When I really started looking, I realized I have a ton of stranded motifs that I love. The argyle pattern is from these mittens, which have been marked as a favorite for a long time. The third motif is from these Knitty mittens.
I found a ton of great charts on Ravelry, and I checked out Mary Jane Mucklestone's book 200 Fair Isle Motifs from the library. I know that it's very, very early in the process and that I will undoubtedly become impatient toward the end, but right now the future seems covered in glorious strips of heart and argyle and birdies. I can't stop myself from thinking about what I would do if I were to make it for other people. (There would be robots and peace signs, depending on the person.)
I love that I'm using scrap sock yarn for this. The background (hopefully) will be done in yarns that I already owned, and all the color (hopefully) will be from scrap yarn.
*Huh. These pictures are rotated on my computer, but when they upload, they are sideways. I've decided I don't care enough to try to figure out why.