And you thought that the falling gingko leaf scarf would be in the UFO pile forever! Ha.
Determination, time and enjoyment met up to create my Energy Scarf. Each leaf is a random series of garter short rows, but working these leaves had provided joy and calmness for me. I swear that each time I picked up the needles, my blood pressure went down. And that is a very good thing.
Here is a close up of the shapes. Use a keen eye and you'll notice that often the color was manipulated so that the red and gold tones became little blips at the leaf edges.
I am here to let you know that working two and three stitch short rows makes a difference in the finished look of the thing. I suppose that there is a bit of Swing Knitting due to the color manipulation. I spend a fair amount of time looking ahead at the shades coming up and worked accordingly.
Honestly, I am sad to see this one come to an end. For the first time in a very long time, the making provided such joy that I can not envision the wearing of it coming anywhere close in providing happy thrills.
As you can see, beads are being considered. This last photo is the "back" side where the stems were sewn to the leaf above so as to make the artsy scarf. This thing will twirl and twist and that is just the way it is. So, I'm thinking that a bead at each joining tip will give interest now matter what happens as I strut down the street with a certain "yes, I did" swagger.