I am knitting the other half of this simple scarf. I figured out that in order for the scarf to work, I needed to knit two separate halves and then sew them together.
Here is the simple pattern -
Cast on 28 stitches.
Knit 2 rows.
Then repeat this simple sequence -
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: Knit 2, Knit 2 together (4 times), YO, Knit 1 (8 times), Knit 2 together (4 times), Knit 2
Row 4: Knit
I am enjoying the essays from Wendell Berry's, Home Economics. Here is an excerpt from A Defense of the Family Farm.
"We can say without exaggeration that the present national ambition of the United States is unemployment. People living for quitting time, for weekends, for vacations, and for retirement; moreover, this ambition seems to be classless, as true in the executive suites as on the assembly lines....... This is explained, of course, by the dullness of the work, by the loss of responsibility for, or credit for, or knowledge of the thing made.
But there is an even more important consequence: By the dismemberment of work, by the degradation of our minds as workers, we are denied our highest calling, for, as Gills says, 'every man is called to give love to the work of his hands. Every man is called to be an artist.'"
Joining in with Ginny for the Yarn Along today.
I thought this appropriate as we begin a new year, filled with 365 new beginnings.