Sky Scarf and Tangly Balls

At the start of 2013, I decided to knit a ‘Sky Scarf’, using the same lacy baktus pattern that this person chose for theirs.


Not all of the items in the picture are knitting related. Our house is a mess.

It’s probably too small to see, but that checklist says May 2013. Yes, I’m aware it’s now October. Yes, I’m five months behind on knitting this.

At the start of the year I had a lovely routine in the morning of looking at the sky, choosing my colour, and knitting my two rows for that day. It took the place for me that meditation occupies for some people. I had a chance to ease myself into the day with some calm, fairly easy knitting.

The fairly easy part was deceptive. The pattern I’m following is simple enough, garter stitch with eyelet rows and gradual increases then decreases to create a triangular scarf. The difficult part is the sheer number of colours I have hanging off this thing, and carrying up the side.

Next time I decide to knit something with five colours at once somebody stop me! The sky scarf is currently around 50% knitting and 50% detangling my balls (lol). So it is frustrating and slow progress. Hence, May 2013.

My strategy is to knit on it until I feel like sticking pins in my eyes and then put off any work on it for as long as possible, by which point the yarn is more tangled than ever. I don’t know how it gets tangled just sitting there on the corner of the table, I think perhaps the knitting elves tangle it while I’m sleeping to punish me for not working on it. I will aim to complete it by the end ofย next year. Sky Scarf 2013 2014.


9 thoughts on “Sky Scarf and Tangly Balls

  1. You had me at ‘detangling my balls’ ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Forest So Green

    It looks so nice, think of it as a very long term project ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. LOL. I have just done a blog post on something I am knitting with 5 balls at once and SAME about the tangled balls!

  4. Since you’re only knitting short stripes would it help to wind off lengths of yarn onto bobbins? Might be easier to manage.

    • That is a very sensible idea, thank you.
      I’m tentative of a plan that might lead me to weave more ends in though? Because I’m somewhat lazy when it comes to such things.
      I don’t have any bobbins so I may soldier on for now… (read: avoid for longer).

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