But finally my hitchhiker scarf is finished. As I knitted the long rows towards the end I really thought that I would never get it finished but slowly, slowly I did and, I have to say, I am ridiculously pleased with it. Those simple rows of garter stitch really show off the gorgeous yarn colours to perfection.
It has been on the needles for well over two years and has been the knitting I turn to when I don’t want to concentrate. The long stretches of garter stitch almost acting like meditation.
It has been on numerous family trips to Wales, trips for girly time in Devon, trips skiing. It has been worked on in lunch breaks, while sitting in the sun with loved ones, while watching the TV, while drinking wine and chatting. Somehow it seems more than just a piece of knitting. It has turned into a scarf that is full of memories. I look at it and remember little snippets of my life over the last two years and smile.
The end was definitely worth celebrating