Spring might not want to come to Helsinki just yet but I’ve already gotten started with spring cleaning. Last week I went through all my clothes, putting aside all the pieces that simply don’t work for me anymore and man was I brutal! This wardrobe edition of the hunger games left me with little workwear which is daunting but I believe in the long run it will pay off. While going through my accessories I noticed that the scarves I’ve had the longest and that I use every year are the ones I’ve made myself. I have a couple of colourful scarves that have kept me warm in the coldest winters but they are quit thick and too warm spring and early autumn use. With my recent rediscovery of knitting, I decided to knit a thinner but textured scarf. I wear scarves pretty much all year round (except for those few weeks in July when it gets really hot) so I need a few of those thin but warm ones in my wardrobe.
I had originally planned to use the moss stitch for this scarf but I noticed it was hard to keep track of my rows while watching TV shows. So I went with the seed stitch and in the end I think it was a good choice. When knitted in a thin yarn it creates a compact and textured pattern, which is exactly what I wanted. 2016 is turning out to be the year of the scarves! I crocheted one for my brother and I plan crochet another for a friend of mine. I’m also on the hunt for a silk blend yarn for some lace crochet I’d like to try. If you know where I can find some, let me know!