I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Ours was very quiet, and low-key, which was just right for us.
I didn't have the energy to haul a Christmas tree up three flights of stairs, so Robb and I bought a palm tree instead. I could not be more pleased with how it looks, decorated. I like the semi-traditional, semi-demented aspect of this tree.
I made this scarf for Robb. So many scarves are not reversible, which drives me a bit batty. I try to always knit scarves that look nice on both sides. I made a version of this scarf for Martha a few years back. Of course, when I sat down to knit this one for Robb, I couldn't find the notes I made about Martha's scarf. I wonder if I came up with the same stitch pattern on both of them, or if I invented two similar almost-reversible chevron patterns.
One side of the scarf has a column of stitches, and the other side has a groove, but I think both look nice.
I knit the scarf in two pieces in order to get the nice scallops on the ends, and then almost threw the darn thing out the window when it came time to graft the two parts together. I tried to match up the stitch pattern while grating, but failed utterly. The "back" side which is shown here looks pretty weird. The "front" is better. Thankfully, it looks intentional, and Robb is too polite to criticize my knitting.
Even the sweater that I was too sick to finish.