The Marine: Part 2

Well. I finished it in time! YAY!

Beer and yarn. Good combo

I officially finished it about 10 minutes before he called me wanting to come over at nearly midnight just to sit around and be with me (I know, so sweet, right?) I steamed it while waiting for him to drive over and laid it out on the floor to dry. Blocking it added a few inches and allowed the garterstitch border to flatten out rather than completely curl under.

Oh yeah. Duck face is so sexy

It fits him perfectly and he loves it.

As soon as I get some downtime (which seems unlikely with all the beeyotch work I have to do today) I’m going to cast on another in the dark purple Cascade 220 that I have lying around from Seattle. It’s beautiful and will make a great short scarf for me.

I also have a bunch of the green left over- I only needed about a quarter of the new skein and I went on that awesome shopping spree for new 220 paints. So I’ll probably make another scarf out of it. Or a ton of hats. Not sure yet.

Note: I took this picture because I thought it would be an interesting shot. I fell in love with it. Please keep him in your thoughts as he deploys with the US Marine Corps to Afghanistan in October.


The half-way point

Allow me to preface this post by saying that I can’t stand monotony.

I’ve been working on nothing but The Marine’s scarf since he got home, more than a week ago.

While this may seem slightly fulfilling, I’m starting to get some start-itis, the boredom of doing the same thing over and over again with no change-it-up moment with another project is SO BORING I can’t even describe how much I don’t want to continue.

But. I told him he’d get it by the end of his pre-deployment leave.

It’s going to be pretty heavy so I let it stretch out a bit before measuring it. It’s just barely past the three-foot mark so I’m going to keep plugging away at it and pray that I can get it done in time for him to take it with him on the airplane.

It looks gorgeous and I love how it’s turning out, I just wish it was coming along faster than it is.

The things we do to make people happy.