One of my New Year's "resolutions" was to begin to finish some of my works in progress. One project that I've had on the needles for more than a year was this Aijiro scarf from the Vintage Modern Knits book.
This scarf is knit in the round so it's layered twice since it is basically a tube. You strand the yarn as you work the scarf. The stranding is what made the scarf so slow to finish. Stranding, also known as Fair Isle knitting, is when you carry colors behind the work you are knitting so that when you switch colors, the new color is right there and ready to work. That also contributes to the thickness of the work since you are adding another layer to the back of the work.
I purchased the book and yarn during Spring Break 2011! I used Frog Tree Alpaca sport weight yarn. It is so very soft. I love my finished scarf. I'm not sure why it took me so long to finish the scarf. I would work it for a couple of inches and then move on to another project because it would get kind of monotonous for me. Do you have projects like that? I'd honestly go nuts to only work on this project in a short timeframe.
Do you have a project of any kind that you know you must and will finish but is taking you forever? This one was mine hands down!