Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Patience is a Virtue ... Just Not One of Mine

Viki and her scarf

So my latest knitting project was a scarf for my friend Viki.  I was experimenting with a new pattern for me - although I have been knitting and crocheting for years now, I just joined Ravelry this month. It is a fantastic site.  I used the pattern for the Haruni scarf by Emily Ross.

I offered to make Viki a scarf after she admired my green scarf, and ordered the yarn and then waited patiently (not at all) for the yarn to come in.
While I was waiting, some things I did:

Took pictures of my window clings standing on buildings:

Did some homework:

 Decorated my small laptop:

 Did some more homework:

Looked up pictures of super cute foxes:

 Aren't they just adorable?

Anyway, the yarn got here eventually. And it was this gorgeous color:

So I started knitting:

In the background you can see the crazy colors blanket, affectionately dubbed "my hot blanket" (because of its warmth), which my mom made for me when I was three or four. I used to sleep with it covering my entire body - including my head. Now if I cover my head, I am uncovered from my knees to my toes - and no one would describe me as tall. And yet it still accompanied me to college. And I still love it!

The finished scarf before blocking
Since I am a good 900 miles away from home, I have some real high tech supplies:

I blocked the scarf on a Tinkerbell towel using sewing pins, of which I did not have enough, so I used a few safety pins, too. ... It's not red neck, it's inventive...

 And of course the final product on my beautiful friend Viki:

 I had a lot of fun with this scarf. And I think it turned out really well. I might make one in this pattern for myself - goodness knows, one can never have too many scarves!


Katie S said...

Gorgeous scarf!!! Loved the story of how it came to be. :) Keep up the good work... and stop pretending you do homework. ;)

ABK said...

That looks really good!

Marissa said...

Hmm that scarf would look absolutely diving in purple...just saying... :) And I agree with Katie, stop pretending about your homework!! Love the window clings as well :)