Of course my husband wants a pink, purple, and turquoise scarf

{Only 3 things to go to complete 101 things in 1001 days!}

Man with knitted scarf

Knitting a Scarf

From a year ago: I am not schooled in the domestic arts, nor am I coordinated. I needed to take to YouTube to see how to knit when I couldn’t decipher written directions, and then I had to specially find left-handed directions because it was the shame of high school tennis all over again when I tried to convert the right-handed view in my head and failed.

Somehow my husband, who was watching football in the other room and barely paying attention, knew I should make a ball of yarn rather than use the skein, and I watched a video to see the best way to do that. The little ball jumped out of my hand several times, causing me to curse and spill my coffee. The skein on the floor unrolled reluctantly in fits and jerks like a fish fighting on a line.

I cast stitches on my needle for a scarf, though. That was enough for day number one.

From three months ago: I had abandoned that previous effort when the stitches inexplicably got tighter and tighter until I couldn’t move the needles. Since time was ticking down on my 101 things list, I mentioned at work that I was considering taking a knitting class. Someone said she could show me how. We decided that I would do it right-handed because that’s how she knew to show me, and after ten minutes I was on my way.

From two months ago: I plugged away at my little pattern of yarn while my husband watched the Red Sox in the World Series. I occasionally paid attention to those bearded boys of Boston.

From the last month: The men on the field changed their baseballs for footballs, and my creation stretched out before me and eventually could reach over my head. I surprised myself by enjoying knitting, the perfect fall activity while curled up on the couch with my husband.

And he sure looks good in that scarf, doesn’t he?

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101 things in 1001 days #73 (101 things in 1001 days): Knit something.

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About Marcy

I blog about trying to get out of my comfort zone, completing 101 things in 1001 days, and writing my memoirs. I am a teacher and writer living in Connecticut.
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12 Responses to Of course my husband wants a pink, purple, and turquoise scarf

  1. I’m impressed! I have NEVER been able to knit. I am knitting (and crocheting) challenged. I don’t sew in any usable way either. I used to, but the results were embarrassing. You knitted a whole scarf and he’s WEARING it and let you take a picture! That’s HUGE.

    WHERE DO YOU LIVE? I think you aren’t far away. Maybe pretty darn close. You sound New England and maybe even Massachusetts. Don’t be afraid. I’m not planning a home invasion … but being neighbors would be very neat, you think? You could show me how to knit (yeah, right) and I could help you make pictures you like better (presumably). Or just drink coffee. Or something.

    Note: Football is almost over too. Then there’s basketball for a while, though the Celtics are kind of old and I have doubts about whether they’re going the distance … That’s more Garry’s department.

    Just a powdering of snow on the ground this morning. Winter really is going to come. I was so hoping it would just miss us this year.
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    • Marcy says:

      I’m thinking of trying a simple hat next. I was knitting challenged, too, but once someone showed me, it turned out to be easy. I liked having something to do while “watching” the game, too, since I never really pay attention to the game. I would love to get together for coffee or something–that would be fun. I am in central CT. :)

  2. It looks great Marcy!!! Good job!! :D
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  3. Abby says:

    Nicely done! Last time I knit anything was 7th grade home ec. Is there even such a thing as home ec. anymore??

    I was surprised to learn that knitting as a popular activity with young (like, in their 20′s!) women, among others. And, only 3 things left on the list?! Whoa!!
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  4. Shannon says:

    As a compulsive knitter, you just KNOW you’re striking a chord with this post. ;) I crocheted for decades, so you’d think when I decided to take up knitting a few years ago it wouldn’t be that hard. WRONG! Totally different animal. I think you were very successful. And he looks quite dashing in it. :)
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  5. Rose says:

    Love that scarf! I have been thinking of learning to crochet or knit as a way to keep my hands busy to avoid smoking. Any suggestions on which is easier? And yay! Your challenge is almost done. Way to go, girl!
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