About three weeks ago (September 14th, according to Rav), shortly before I left Korea, I realized that I hadn't gotten my co-teacher a gift and while sure, I could always buy her a box of chocolates or some flowers, I wanted this gift be personal. I happened to already have a skein of Fleece Artist Sea Wool already balled and sitting on my desk and Knitty's Lace Ribbon Scarf waiting in my queue.
I quickly cast on and spent the next two weeks diligently knitting away. I knit at school in the afternoons, I knit in the evenings sitting in my apartment and I knit while out with friends, much to their amazement (Them: You're knitting! And walking! Me: Yes....). I knit on subway trips to and from Seoul and I even knit on the bus to and from school, which was a challenge. I eventually admitted that wasn't going to finish the scarf before I left for the US, but I was confident that I would finish the scarf on the plane rides home. I even went so far as to pack another project in my carry on, just in case I finished the project mid-Pacific and wanted something else to work on.
I've been home for a week and this scarf still isn't finished. It just will. not. end. I knit for hours each day and while the scarf is visible growing longer, my ball of yarn isn't get any smaller. And the crux of it all is that despite all the progress, the scarf is only four feet long, so I can't just stop and call it a day, but I'm not sure how much longer I can keep up this project dedication. It's Socktober, I have better things to knit!
The perils of knitting a scarf in fingering weight yarn, I guess.