Oh goddess of knitting: when I said that I didn't expect to finish the scarf before it was cold enough to wear it, I was kidding.
I felt so sure I'd have it done by the time the recipient, a friend of Sabina's, left for college. Loyal 157, she left for school today.
What did this young woman do to deserve such a scarf? you may ask. When I met her, she, Sabina and another friend were having mock wedding ceremonies, and this particular girl was fake-marrying David Bowie. Even though he's already married. And over sixty, which makes him at least a hundred and thirty in thirteen-year-old girl years. (For those wondering, Sabina did not feel ready for the level of commitment required to fake marry anyone).
Also, Sabina mentioned to me that this particular friend had loved Revolutionary Road.
How many teenage girls pick up Richard Yates to read when he hasn't been assigned? How many teenage girls even know who he was? I don't care if the movie prompted her -- she still scores major points on the knit-worthy scale. I'm telling you about this young lady to renew my vigor for the project.
So she'll get the scarf in the mail, at college. Yes, I'm going to be that ever-so-slightly creepy mom who mails care packages to other people's children.