Martha, it had to be done!
at the moment i am more unemployed/flat broke than i have ever been. soooo, i have decided to use up my stash! i worked across the street from ac moore for two and a half years and went over there all the time. not good since i was just starting with my knitting and didn't really know the first thing about "nice" yarn. all i knew was that their red heart was always on sale, and it was cheap to begin with. you can imagine what happened. i learned to knit in october of some undisclosed year (i don't remember when it was right off the top of my head and i don't want to bother trying to figure it out) and decided i was going to knit afghans for everybody for christmas!
i was waaay too optimistic for my own good. so now i have all this really cheap acrylic taking up space. i tried to start an irish hiking scarf once, but frogged it. after i started the first row of cables i discovered that i had somehow added some extra stitches. i was actually really glad because i hated knitting with that yarn all of a sudden.
i think reading the forums spoiled me!
last night i started my own personal time lord scarf inspired by the good Doctor. basically, i'm just knitting with one color until i feel it's time to change to another color. i'm loving it so far! i started it last night and somehow the magical combination of my KP options and what i'm actually knitting is totally overriding any previous feelings i had about this yarn!
plus, the fact that i'm basically doing this for free doesn't hurt.
here's a picture of what i'm using.
most of it is red heart. the yellow is caron perfect match. the winter white is TLC essentials. the two smaller skeins my mom brought me from her storage closet. she's an art teacher. that strangely shaped blue "thing" is my gauge swatch. i was basically figuring out how wide i wanted it. i decided to go with 7" (a CO of 37sts). i tried ten rows of stockinette to see how it compared and definitely didn't like it as much as the garter. the garter just seems much more substantial, plus it didn't try to curl. here's a closeup.
*lost somewhere in the corridors of the TARDIS*