|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!