Sometimes it's nice to abandon the planning, the research and the colour dilemmas in favour of something spontaneous.
I could not resist venturing into my local wool shop recently. My weakness for wool was rewarded with my favourite word. SALE.
I managed to pick up this ball of King Cole Riot at a bargain of a price. I had no idea on what or when it would be used but the colours were too much to resist.
Upon further caressing once I got back to my office I drooled over its softness and how beautifully it dropped.
I knew a scarf would show it off perfectly and stumbled across this infinity scarf pattern and knew it would be perfect.
Worked round and round in spirals, a pattern where stitch counts and twists did not matter. A truly wonderful pattern where you can switch off your mind and let the wool turn into a scarf before your eyes.
Mr C was due to be out a few evenings that week. I had been too tired to attempt any ambitious crafting so a simple scarf was just right.
This is what my evenings involved. Cake, tea and wool.
My project also accompanied me on a car journey. I fell in love with this vertigated yarn. The colour changes just seemed to gently creep up on you without you realising.
And finally, after 2 evenings and 1 car journey my scarf was finished. It just seemed to cascade off the hook. No joining, no blocking, just one scarf all ready to be used. A quick search through my Grandma's old button box and I found the perfect button to add to the tie.
I think I need more unplanned projects in my life.