A confession

I have a confession.  Oh God, I’m not even really sure how to say this, so I’ll just have to come right out and say it: I’ve been cheating on my boyfriend’s scarf.  It doesn’t mean anything and I don’t even really know why I did it.  But you were away and I was online, just having a look and all ready to carry on with the scarf and then I saw this really easy pattern.  For a hat.  I’m so, so sorry.

At first it was all new and exciting because I was knitting in the round and I’d never done that before.  One minute I was casting on and the next minute I was looping the magic loop like there was no tomorrow.  And it was wonderful, odd baggy ladder stitches aside.  Within days I had something resembling a hat as it took shape in front of my very eyes, as the scarf lay abandoned at the end of the sofa, all straight and ribbed and scarf-like.

But I’ve ended it.  I just couldn’t take the deception any more: the endless lies and cover-ups as to why the scarf wasn’t getting any longer despite my feverish knitting episodes; the guilt of secret post-work trips to Peter Jones to buy a second skein of Rowan Cocoon in Bilberry; the knowledge that my boyfriend was so looking forward to the scarf that I’d cast aside in fickle pursuit of a slouchy hat.  I’m done.  It’s over.  And rather pretty is it too.

Slouchy HatSlouchy Hat 2

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One Comment on “A confession”

  1. Maggie says:

    aha – Rowan Cocoon in Bilberry! now why does that sound familiar ? : )

    Very amusing blog, btw. Hope you didn’t mind me snooping! Liked the cowl too.

    I have a confession too – I’ve been cheating on my daughter’s scarf. I’ve been stringing it along since last autumn. It really won’t do.


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