Oh, how it has been a long haul. After weeks of squeezing every possible knitting minute out of every possible day, Miri's Forbes Forest came out complete this past weekend. I wasn't sure I was ever going to see the end of this scarf, but to no avail, billions of bobbles, cables, and popcorn stitches came together here to make this scarf complete.
I wasn't convinced at first. The cables and bobbles looked weak when I started in, and I wondered if alpaca could do this pattern justice. But, as I worked through and gave it a test block with some steam, the stitches opened up, and the pattern bloomed through to the end.
Without a doubt, this is a scarf I would have never picked myself. Before this swap, I'd not even remotely considered making this scarf, not even for a second. But, now that I've made it, and I see first-hand what this pattern's got to offer, for sure I'd make it again. I'm even considering one for myself.
The Forbes Forest pattern is genius, and kept me interested right to the end. Casting off was bittersweet; happy to be finished, and sad to say goodbye to the pattern. I already miss working on this, and am sad to see it go.
Miri, I hope this scarf finds you well, it's certainly cold enough in these parts for this super warm scarf. It should arrive with you shortly! Loads of thanks to Kris and Jacqueline for hosting the SYNO swap--great idea, fabulous hosts!