i have a couple of posts waiting to happen, but for the moment, i just want to tell you about this scarf i just finished.

showing my geek stripes

i made a fibonacci sequence scarf for my grandpa!!! (who’s a math teacher, by the by) and i love it! i forgot how satisfying, warm, and squooshy a scarf garter makes! i haven’t made one in probably… (calculates)…. wow, at least five years.

in sequence
(the sequence, as seen in the scarf is: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89)

i started this in july, hoping to have it done for christmas (er… at least it’s still cold out?). but it’s been a backburner project pretty much since it’s been cast on. i like to have a couple projects going that i pick up and put down in between other projects or when i’m frustrated by a project. i thought this would make a great movie-going project, but i kept dropping stitches (i got most of them back, but there was one i didn’t notice until i was a good six inches past it). and because of the fibonacci sequence striping, i constantly had to be counting my progress. so better tv watching knitting than movie going knitting.

fibonacci sequence scarf
each stripe is the sum of the two previous stripes, see? cool!

pattern: er, my own. you know… garter bumps in a mathematically calculated number sequence.
yarn: cascade 220 doeskin heather (8012), probably about 2/3 of the skein. and berroco ultra alpaca in oceanic mix (6285) (which is gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous), i used maybe 1 1/10 skeins. i was a little annoyed when the first skein ran out 13 rows from the end. but hey! what can you do?
needles: US size 8 (5mm)