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So my friend Misty put a bug in my ear the other day about getting into the Guinness Book of World Records for knitting the world's longest scarf and I CAN'T STOP THINKING ABOUT IT. After some online research, I found out that the longest knitted scarf EVER is something like 33 miles. My heart sank! I could never do that. But upon further investigation, I found out that it was knitted by hundreds of people and then sewn together. FILTHY CHEATERS! Fortunately, there is a separate category for longest scarf knitted by an individual: the record is a measley 3523 feet! That's only 2/3 of a mile, I could knit that in my sleep!

Ok, perhaps not in my sleep. But let's do some calculations here: I am 27, Let's say I wanted to finish this thing by the time I turn 35, that gives me 7.5 years, or about 2800 days. I would only need to knit 1.25 feet per day. Now THAT, I could do in my sleep. I am seriously thinking about trying this. If I wanted to make it into a 10 year project, I could even take weekends off.

There is the unfortunate possibility that it would all be for nothing if the guy who currently holds the record kept knitting. I wouldn't be able to catch up unless I kept going until he died... (Note to self: find out how old that guy is.) I read that he stopped knitting it in 2000, but what's to stop him from picking it back up again if he hears through the knitting grapevine that I'm trying to rob him of his glory? Adam says I'm nuts (and of course, he's 100% right)...but I waaaaant to! Those who know me would roll their eyes and say that this is such an appropriately ludicrous thing for me to do.

Should I do it? Would you all donate your end-of-ball scraps to me? Would the judge grant Adam a divorce due to my certifiable insanity and if so, would I lose half my scarf in the settlement?
I will soon be a member of the sweater club. I'm making impressively fast progress on Interweave Crochet's Josephine pullover (...and it's a good thing, too, because my list of projects to finish before Christmas is growing by the minute. Oh Plymouth, how I love thee!) I chose this sweater not only because it looked like a fast project, but also because it has my 2 favorite things ever: an empire waist and bell sleeves which I cleverly plan to make even bellier. I just wouldn't be me if I didn't modify the pattern somehow, so I'm making it in Sirdar Snuggly held double for the knitting and single for the crocheting, and following the instructions for the small in order to get an XL due to my gauge difference. So far, it looks like a doll sweater, but sure enough, it stretches out to half my bustline, so I have faith that my calculations are correct and that I will not have spent all this effort for nothing. Here's what I've got so far:

For this month's free pattern, I've got a little credit card holder wallet-type contraption. This was such a great excuse to finally buy one of the little horse buttons I've been eyeballing at the 'Ewe for so long:

For those wondering, the HP puppets are still coming, and also a pinstriped & flower-adorned felted clutch purse as soon as I sew a zipper on.