My cousin, Shani has lived and worked in Yellowstone National Park for the past few years and she’s been driving me mad with the amazing photos that she posts. After
whining relentlessly rationally presenting my argument, Brian has relented and agreed to bump Yellowstone up on our Must See list. Yay!
I messaged Shani right away and started asking where to stay and what to see and the best way to get from here to there. Two dozen txts in Brian tells me to ask her if she thinks we could take the convertible or might there still be snow on the road and would the SUV be better…. Huh? Snooow?
It just hadn’t occurred to me…. yes, yes… I know we’ll be going through the mountains…. but….
In my defense, this is my first trip north. All my vacations have been to the south… or somewhere tropical (except for that one horrible trip to Alaska.) In my head Vacation = Hot.
Shani set me straight. ‘Pack a coat,’ she said, ‘and bring the SUV.”
So I’m knitting scarves.
I’ve been wanting to knit a new scarf for Brian for a while now, but I couldn’t find a pattern that didn’t seem boring or girly. Then I remembered the Ameeta Scarf. I’ve knitted this pattern once before and I don’t usually like to knit the same pattern twice…. I’m still learning, so I like to add some new technique with each project….. but I really liked this pattern. It’s super easy, just knit and pearl. You do have to actually read the pattern… it’s not one that you can memorize and just knit, but it’s not complicated. So just to make myself feel like I was adding/learning something new I decided to make sure I had no transition lines when changing balls of yarn. I know that’s not a super fancy technique, but since I was using a striped yarn (and I hate the transition line) I unwound the ball of yarn until I got to the matching color and made the change to the new ball of yarn. I had to do that twice since I ended up basically cutting the second ball of yarn in half to find the color. No transition line… Yay!
Here is the pattern on Ravelry: Ameeta Scarf – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ameeta-scarf
I used two skeins of Universal Yarn’s Cedar Forest (Aprox. 400 yards).