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Reed’s New Scarf

This kid. I love him. He makes my heart explode. He asked for a scarf that he’ll probably never wear (because, honestly, the first one didn’t exactly get a ton of use), but I don’t care. I knit it anyway.

I spent a ridiculous number of nights on the sofa, watching YouTube videos to teach myself brioche (it was on my bucket list ), working an inch or two of the scarf, and then unraveling it. Over and over again. At first I made too many mistakes. Then it was too wide. Later the edges had me all curfluffled and were too messy.

I wanted it to be perfect for Reed. Even though I knew he wouldn’t care or notice. Love is not perfect. It’s just love. I won’t go so far as to assert that I knit all my love for Reed into this scarf. No scarf–or any material thing–could ever contain all the love I feel for my son. It’s just not possible. But I did try hard. Because that’s what moms do.

I will admit the scarf was met with a luke warm reception. At best. I think because it wasn’t orange. Or uber-bright. My spirits weren’t dampened. I don’t expect him to understand just how much of myself I pour into his very existence. That’s my job as his mom–to love too much. (It’s also a good reason to broaden the color spectrum of my diminished stash. Add in some more orange. Ya know, for next year.)

I’m halfway done with Reed’s next sweater. It “just” needs sleeves and a hood. I have thirteen days until his fifth birthday, and I think I might actually make it if I turn up the heat real high.

18 thoughts on “Reed’s New Scarf

  1. Isn’t he gorgeous, the scarf is nice too.

  2. lovely scarf. Do you make videos that could teach us how to do this scarf/stitch?

    1. No. I just searched YouTube for flat two-color brioche knitting continental style. There’s a bunch around.

  3. How many hours a day do you find to knit? !!! I’m retired, don’t have a little one around, and I still don’t turn out nearly as many projects as you do!

    1. I usually knit for a couple hours every night. More if I can. It adds up.

  4. He is just adorable, and this scarf looks wonderful on him!

    1. Thank you. I just love that guy!

  5. OMGosh, he’s getting so big! Smoosh him down, smoosh him down. Sometimes I wish my Boo Boo was small again. Thanks for the cardigan love; unfortunately it brought me rain the past two weeks.

    1. Yes, my thoughts exactly smoosh.

    1. I love his smile. I try to close my eyes when we aren’t together and picture it

  6. He is adorable….and growing like a weed!!! And, I’d say, he looks pretty darn proud of that scarf….or pretty darn proud of his momma. Great pics…..and super cute kid….and pretty wonderful scarf. I’ve done ONE brioche hat when I was forced to learn it to help someone in my shop years ago…..and swore I’d never do another. And I haven’t. I’m glad I did one project….my knitting life just hasn’t needed another!

    1. Yep. I could see that. Thanks my dear. And Freddy really did look perfect in that pic

  7. Go Mom! It’s so great watching your little boy grow up!

    1. Thank you! Is all happening way too fast

  8. Reed is growing so quickly! I love his scarf and his personal photo shoot. You might have to knit him another one…

    1. Almost done with his new sweater. Just need part of a sleeve and hood

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