Secret Mojo Dumbs It Down for You

October 25, 2006

Next shall be a perfectly boring scarf

Filed under: Knitting — secretmojo @ 12:45 am

I’ve decided to knit a scarf from my leftover Homespun yarn. I realized from the happy hat that my consistency was rather poor, crooked stitches and such. Furthermore, I felt like I was in a hurry all the time, and that, because someone else would be asked to wear this on her head, everything should be perfect — not a good philosophy to have when you’re beginning anything.

So I’m going to kick it down a notch. Go for a straight knit. No fancy cast-ons, no knit-purl, no seaming. I almost succumbed to knitting a mixture of the blue and white for texture, but this Homespun yarn is hard enough to grab with only one string, let alone two. My NOOB fingers have other challenges to pass through.

Anyway. Back to basics. Or rather, the basics of the basic basic. I’m sure Yo Yo Ma still plays his scales, so there could even be a bit of pride here in taking the simplistic route. I might sneak in a color change here and there, but I’m not going overboard. This is a hobby, after all.

Simple scarf it is.



  1. Good decision. It is a good idea to do something very simple and straight forward so you can get your own stitch tension worked out … just a good, rythmic knit without any distractions at all for your fingers so you have a chance to get your own personal mojo worked out.

    Plus, Homespun will give you lots of visual interest because of its texture alone.

    Good luck!


    Comment by firefly8868 — October 25, 2006 @ 3:38 pm | Reply

  2. Scarves are great. 🙂

    Comment by Anna — October 26, 2006 @ 5:51 pm | Reply

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