Let’s go fly a scarf

What? Only two pics?, that is so un-us whom usually like to flood your feed with pictures. Last Friday I had to go to the hospital due to a small infection in my scalp, I won’t enter into details (don’t worry!), but I ended with a meshed cap in my head. Although my (kind) mother-in-law insisted on saying that I looked like a 20s girl with a white hat, I was not in the best mood to take pictures of my head to remember.

That horrible cap prevented me to leave the house during the complete weekend, so instead I have been both relaxing (aka taking my meds) and re-starting my old knitting project. I think it all began 2 years ago when I promised Dani that I would make him a warm scarf for that same winter, as you can easily guess he was scarf-less that winter and still is (well, kinda, he still has his old one).

One day our cousin-in-law, who is a very talented crafter, recommended me to give it another chance, starting with bigger needles that should be easy to not lose count and knit. As a result I got new brand wooden number 12 needles (fancy! my old ones were plastic) and thicker wool.

After finishing the first wool ball I think she is right, it is much easier! The downside of this is that Dani doesn’t like the look of that bigger knots for him, so I will be keeping this one for me and I promise there will be a second one. As I already have a couple of regular scarfs which I like, I think I will make this one an Infinity scarf. I heard it is quite easy to knit the two sides together (isn’t it?). Wish me luck!

Do you have any knitting tips for beginners? Let’s fly our scarfs up to the higher high, shall we?

Damaris flying scarf - The cat, you and us

This pictures got me in a better shape than I have been this weekend, no horrible hospital caps in sight. Only a big big smile to fly that scarfs up high!

Dani flying scarf - The cat, you and us
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  1. Jane Y. ADDS...

    oh no! so sorry to hear about your scalp and your hospital trip! glad to know you’re doing better! oh. knitting.. i wish i was good at it. i still owe yangkyu a scarf from four years ago! haha. i started one this winter but of course it went down the drain.. but perhaps i should pick up the yarn again and knit! :)

    24th February 2014
    • We reply...

      Thanks sweetie! :) I hope my renewed knitting project doesn’t get stuck again when the warm weather comes ;)

  2. petra ADDS...

    oh, i hope you’re feeling better soon. as to knitting tips. just keep going. thick needles and thick wool make for fast progress, which is always good for beginners, no? xo

    24th February 2014
    • We reply...

      Thanks Petra!! I’m slowly feeling better, still a little down after the antibiotic. You are completely right, fast progress is what is engaging me more to finish it this time.

  3. Fiona ADDS...

    Damaris I’m sending you super get better wishes *throws wishes to Barcelona* in happier news I’m so happy you got your knit on again! I’ve actually, conveniently, forgotten where my two unfinished scarfs are :P Anyway I hope your poor scalp is feeling better – hospital visits are never fun :(

    25th February 2014
    • We reply...

      Thanks!!! Your wishes have arrived perfectly fine to Barcelona and are making me happy! Thanks Fiona! Haha love your conveniently forgotten ;p I also have a few of those projects.

  4. Mariko ADDS...

    Hope your scalp issues are all resolved and you’re feeling better. Bigger needles definitely make knitting easier when you are learning. I also do all of my projects on circular needles now, regardless of what they are. It just makes keeping everything together so much easier. I also love YouTube tutorials for learning new stitches. Maybe something like this (http://www.knitandbake.com/2012/03/09/one-skein-one-night-seed-stitch-tall-cowl-easy-free-knitting-pattern/) would work for Dani? The pattern is fairly simple, but looks impressive and not too feminine.

    25th February 2014
    • We reply...

      Thanks! It seems to be healing fine, yesterday I had a checking doctor’s appointment and the scar looked good. Thanks for the url tip! I like the type of knot a lot! I will try the circular needles as well to help me keeping the work together.

  5. Ice Pandora ADDS...

    I hope you are feeling better and I hope you
    are healing fast c;
    Glad you are getting back with your knitting
    adventure! And I agree, working with larger
    needles is a lot easier c; Xx

    26th February 2014
    • We reply...

      Thanks Mei! I think the injury is healing fine :) Great that you agree about the needles, that gives me confidence that this time I’ll finish the scarf.

  6. leeda ADDS...

    aw i hope you are feeling much better by now, damaris! i really want to learn to knit but i dont know if i have the patience. hehe. i wish you luck though!

    at this volume

    27th February 2014
  7. Sara ADDS...

    Hope you don’t feel sick in a long time :)
    i will never get tired of saying that you are the cutest couple <3

    6th March 2014
    • We reply...

      I hope so! I have my doctor’s appointment in a few weeks to check that indeed everything is back to normal ;) You’re so sweet Sara, thanks!

  8. Mollie ADDS...

    Such cute pictures and such a cute blog title!

    Oh, sorry to hear about your hospital visit. Hope you are feeling better now:)

    My knitting tip for beginners would be to put down the needles and go try crocheting instead! It’s SO much faster and much encouraging for a beginner. Well, for an impatient beginner like me at least. :)

    7th March 2014
    • We reply...

      Great recommendation! I think I will try to move to crochet, as a newbie when you achieve results faster you get more motivation. thanks Mollie!

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