Orginally I wanted to make the phyllotaxis scarf from Knitting Nature, but it just didn't knit up quite right. I figured you really can't go wrong with basket weave for a guy, so I settled on that. My dad is a big guy and likes a long scarf so even though I bought 600 yards of natural, unbranded, alpaca yarn I still needed more hence the different colored ends. I was so lucky to find a great match in merino.
The next picture is a close up.
Life is so much different than in May, the date of my last posting. I'm in grad school for a masters in teaching. I enjoy my program for the most part and am learning a lot, but I am tres busy. I also have a long commute three days per week. I wish I were riding the bus instead of driving. I would get so much knitting done. And it would be a good way to relax.
Life is so much fuller in some ways with endless papers and lesson plan, but also so much emptier.
On a lighter note I saw the most amazing concert recently: Vieux Farke Toure and Tinariwen. Both bands were incredible live: jamming, rythmic, melodic. A totally different sound than I had ever heard before, yet completely appealing and left me feeling joyful.
Check out this clip: