For weeks I was attracted to a skein of Colinette Point 5 which was displayed near where I would sit on Thursday nights during knitting group. For weeks, I would get up, look at the yarn, admire the colors, and put it back. There were only two skeins. I have tons of scarvs, and two skeins of point 5 is not really enough for a good scarf. I really didn't think I wanted to knit a loopy thing to wrap around my neck.
But then last Thursday I gave in, bought the yarn and started knitting. What did I knit? A loopy thing of course. But I knit it a little longer than usual, casting on about 60 stitches, which makes the whole thing a good 35 to 36 inches long. I wanted to be able to wrap it around my neck twice rather than have a simple cowl.
It was a rather simple knit using size 17 needles. Bigger needles might have been nice, but 17s are the biggest I have. As I mentioned, I cast on 60 stitches and worked about four rounds of knit, followed by three or four rounds of purl, alternating in this way until I nearly ran out of yarn, at which point I bound off.
It was a good quick treat, and a successful way to avoid some minor frustrations with my other projects.