I don't know if any of you do this, but while I knit I have tons and tons of ideas for other knitting projects that are never destined to be. For example, while i was knitting this scarf, I wished I was knitting a large, drapey scarf that would wear like one of those hipster wrap scarves. But instead of knitting one thing and pining over another, I decided to make this scarf do that instead!
I knit button holes into the ending selvedge and sewed some nice Tagua Nut buttons (and one plastic, 'cause I'm a spaz and never buy the right amount of anything) to the other side, and... lo and behold, it worked!
I had my doubts about this scarf while I was knitting it. I loved the colors on the ball, but the color combos it made in the F&F pattern seemed.... a little Molly Weasley to me. (Not that I don't love me a good Molly Weasley, but... well... I'm trying to stay away from 23yr old magical matron. Magical, fine; matron... not so fine.) But, I have to say that I am totally satisfied with the ending product! I'm going to go ahead and do a light steam iron blocking, just to open up the lace work, and then... ?? Gift it? We shall see.
And now I can move on to all those other, coveted knitting projects in my brain! As soon as I get paid I'm going to start some socks and get a head start on my holiday knitting!
***PS! I'm still, STILL! going to post images of the Closer to Fine Opening! I'm still, seriously, waiting for good photos. But if I don't get any by the end of the weekend, I'll just put up what I have, cool?***