The sweater is almost back to the frogging point, and I seem to have found the right rhythm for knitting it. It’s not growing quickly, but it’s growing.

In the meantime, I’ve been playing around with this:

Just a simple scarf for someone that’s done a lot to make us feel welcome here in Germany. It really is that red, and it’s absolutely her color. I’m knitting it in 12-strand microfiber, which is the only yarn that I could find that came in this color and wasn’t the icky kind of acrylic. I don’t really love the yarn, but I think she’ll like it better than a wool, anyway, and that’s what’s important. I do love the way the stitch pattern waves back and forth, and the yarn has a nice shine to it.

I blocked it on the needles once I finished the first skein, and there is definitely some curling. I’ll have to figure out what to do about that; I’m thinking just a simple garter stitch border will probably do the trick.

In the meantime, I’m just enjoying the swooshes.