Wow! 200 posts! It's gone by so quickly.
I guess I should have had some sort of contest or drawing but this milestone snuck up on me. I just happened to notice it this morning.
Oh well, I'll do some mulling and late night impromptu internal verbalizing sometime soon and see what I can do for the next milestone.
In the meantime, fresh off the needles is . . . NOT a UFO. I know, I know, I promised myself and ya'll a finished UFO. And I really intended to do so. I carry the ribbon cardi with me all the time, planning to work on it. But the Noro Silk Garden Lite was too alluring, too compelling, too . . . aw, the heck with it. Who am I kidding! I'm fickle and unfaithful where knitting projects are concerned.
My theory is that being a full-time homeschool mom and homemaker requires an incredible amount of stick-to-it-iveness. Faithfulness to my faith, my marriage vows, my family commitments and homeschooling obligations means that my life can get incredibly demanding and rigid. The list of "have-to-do" items is overwhelming.
Ergo, where faithfulness is not necessarily required, I can let the free-spirit side of my nature have full reign. Being an artistic person, I've come to discover that giving this side of my nature a little more leeway is not just important but absolutely necessary to maintain my ability to maintain the faithfulness in the rest of my life. Give a little, take a little, if you know what I mean.
So, I'm done apologizing for my schizophrenic knitting activities. At least it makes for interesting blogging.
So meet my Noro Ripple Scarf. I kind of made up the pattern from a classic ripple stitch and alternating 4 rows of 2 different Noro colorways. I like the way it turned out but next time (and there will be a next time) I'll make the scarf narrower and longer.
As far as my next FO - who knows. I'm letting my hair down and going with the flow.