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Sometimes you just have to go nuts and knit an infinity scarf

by erin on January 6, 2015

In case you haven’t noticed (or haven’t been by here before…ever), I have a rather short attention span for knits I love.


I know.  You’re all like, “Duuuuh, REALLY!?!?”


I have an even shorter attention span for knitterly obligation.  Feeling like I have to knit this thing up for so-and-so, or for this particular event, whatever.


And, even shorter than that, I have trouble keeping my attention focused on a project when the deadline has already gone past.  Ahem Christmas Ahem.  I mean, it’s already late.  How much more late can you get than late?  Rather late?  Kinda late?  Totally late?  Appallingly late?  Eh.


Worst of all, I have the attention span of a dust mite strung out on…um…dust…when it comes to gorgeous new soft yarn in a color that I MUST POSSESS NOW IN ORDER TO BE REALLY AND TRULY ALIVE IN THIS UNIVERSE.  I NEED IT TO BREATHE, PEOPLE.  Your mittens can wait.  Your socks can wait.  Christmas will come around again, yo.  But this yarn…



This….yarn, if such a word can describe this loveliness…



…will only be around for a short time.  This kind of happiness is fleeting, and, if it’s you or me….well, I’m picking me.  Sorry.



This is Berroco Ultra Alpaca in the world’s most beautiful color ever.  Really, that’s what the label says.  I was in such a hypnotic daze when I wound it at Yarns Etc that I cast on some number of stitches (I don’t know how many, I didn’t count) with the circular needle I bought in the store right that moment because I couldn’t bear driving home and winding it there and searching through my stash to find needles.  I had to cast on right then, for the love of sheep.  I may have also liberated a spare stitch marker at the store as well.  I confess.



And it is so good.  Feather and fan pattern was dreamt up and committed to a pattern book so many decades ago so that it could be made into this infinity scarf.  Alpacas were born and lived hopeful that, one day, by the grace of the heavens, their lovely, downy frizz would be spun into the yarn that would become this color.


Have you ever fallen in love so hard (with yarn) that you couldn’t get back up again?

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Addie Calvitt January 6, 2015 at 6:58 pm

Erin, that is indeed a beautiful yarn! Love the color! Of course, any yarn in blue or purple tends to catch my attention.

I just wish we could reach out and feel how soft the yarn is through the webpage.

Is this an infinity scarf that you have cast on?


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