Much of February has been gray, but as you can see from the pictures, I have a tendency to photograph only the blue skies or the interesting skies, and not the plain, boring, flat gray. Some mornings the clouds catch dawns early light and, sometimes, at the end of day, the sky will clear. However, for the most part, the skies have been gray.
Knitting this scarf is a challenge because of the variable nature of the sky. I've always loved that ever-changing nature, but now, it means I have to knit ONE row of blue and ONE row of gray. Knitting the sky brings its constancy of change into focus and I no longer look at the sky unencumbered. The scarf has had a tendency to drag me down, as in, "oh no, I'll have to weave in more ends!". I am ever hopeful there will be solid streaks of blue in the near future.
Now, my friends, if you look closely you'll see, except for the last few rows, all of the ends have been woven in. The scarf is far less "hairy" and I plan to keep the ends under control, just to keep the sky from driving me crazy.