Today I was looking through the Conceptual Knitters group on Ravelry – a group is for Lea Redmond’s Conceptual Knitting projects, like the sky scarf.
There were some great ideas there. One woman is spindle-spinning a handful of fibers in the sky colors every day, then knitting a shawl with the resulting yarn. It looks great so far! This also solves the problem of knitting shawls, where the rows get longer and longer, and you don’t want to have to commit to a whole row (or two, for a garter ridge) each day. You would just spin however much you want each day, and use the yarn later.
But it isn’t just about the sky. This thread talks about knitting a weight-loss scarf. That might be a good incentive to help lose weight.
Other people are knitting a mood scarf.
So if a sky scarf isn’t for you, maybe you might think about knitting or spinning something else to represent your life on a daily basis. (No, Cookie – solid black will not be acceptable.)
As for my sky scarf, it’s just a tiny little blob so far:
Because of all of the yarns I’m using, I set it up in a fairly unused spot in the house (the leaf of my sewing cabinet, heh). That should help me keep the yarns from getting too tangled. (Now I’m kind of regretting not using single strands of fingering-weight yarn…)
Another thing I did to help keep me on track is to start a log. Not only will it help me remember to knit my rows each day (I’ll keep it by the computer), but when I go out of town I can just take the paper with me and log a description of the sky. Then I can just do the knitting when I get home.