Can there be such a thing as a scarf that's too long? No, in fact, don't answer that. I'm making one anyway because it turns out that there's more of this leftover wool than I thought... At the moment it's measuring about four feet, and I'm pretty sure it'll hit six before the scraps are all used.
But what are the optimum scarf dimensions relative to the wearer? There must be a formula out there. A knitted theory of relativity.
In an effort to justify the length of this particular project, the intended recipient is tall (5'10"). And she lives in a cold climate. And it is a skinny after all (just 4" across) so it could be worn doubled up... But what if this well-intentioned gift puts pressure on my best friend to gad about like Dr. Who in his Tom Baker incarnation? Not quite the effect I was after (nor her I suspect).
While we're talking about things being relative, we had one of our tribe pass through Singapore last week, bearing gifts from Granny. So for Yarn Along this week, here are the new books I'm reading to The Boss. This amazing collection of stories by Jill Tomlinson is perfectly age-appropriate for her (at nearly five), and the chapters are exactly the right length for bedtime stories (something of a problem that we've had with other chapter books). In less than a week we've finished The cat who wanted to go home, and we're half way through The otter who wanted to know. They're gentle, would be enjoyable for boys and girls alike, and are simply a pleasure to read to her.
Linking in with the Yarn Alongers, stop by to see what others are making and reading this week.