Are you ready for some...knitting?
Super Scarves=awesome. Let me just start off by saying I love the idea for this project. The sheer tsunami of positive energy going into 8,000 hand-knit scarves could probably achieve world peace. Check it out by clicking here. I’m not even into football, but I attend Stitch N Pitch every year so I completely buy into the concept of bringing knitting into the sporting arena. Throw a little giant scarf promo into the mix, and I’m hooked. Or is it needled?
I wanted the complete community experience, plus I wanted to do a scarf with as much pizzazz as I could manage while knitting in public (a large portion of this scarf will likely be accomplished at the Kentucky Book Fair this coming weekend--come see me!). Sure enough, the cyber friends at Ravelry had loads of Super Scarf patterns for me to choose from and a group to join so I could chat with other Super Scarf knitters. I had two very good patterns from Broad Ripple Knits, too, but I’d done both stitches and I craved upping the ante on this. I chose a mitered triangle pattern with lots of garter stitch seasoned with short rows.
I love that the Alpaca With A Twist's "Touchdown" yarn is native to Indiana. I love the bright colors and that it's created especially for this project. The yarn has an excellent texture--very fluffy and elastic but solid and strong. I love that I can send the scarf back with a note from me so the volunteer who gets to wear it will know who made it and how much they enjoyed the project. Of course, I’m nursing the snowball’s-chance-in-you-know-where that I’ll recognize my needlework while watching the Superbowl two years from now. This is pure fiction--I can’t usually remember what I had for dinner last week much less what I knit two years ago--but it feels all warm and fuzzy to think it.
I’m living proof that you don’t have to be a Hoosier to join in on this. Contact the folks at Broad Ripple Knits and they’ll gladly set you up. You may never go to the superbowl, but if you join up, your knitting will.