And it’s a good one!

finally off the needles

I finally picked up a project I started back in 2008 (yikes, thanks to my Rav page I actually know when I started it) with yarn that I’d received for Christmas 2007. It’s gorgeous yarn, Handmaiden Swiss Mountain Cashmere and Silk. And since I have people who know what I like, I received 2 skeins from one person and a third in the same colour from someone else!

I decided on a simple tube scarf and to just knit until I was done the yarn. Turns out that wasn’t quite enough to capture my attention, I suppose, because I put it down for a loooong awhile and just recently unearthed it from the (okay, a) bin of unfinished projects. I had less than half a skein to go!

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Okay, I know I don’t look that pleased, but I am! I finished it right up, wove in the ends and now I have a new scarf. It isn’t actually warm enough for right now, but hey, whatever. It’s still awfully pretty. I knit it as a stockinette tube with a purl stitch at the beginning and midpoint of the round, but after I’d finished I decided I like the purl side out better!

And I finished with just a teeny amount left over. Satisfying, eh?

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20 Responses to “first FO of 2010”

  1. Rachel

    such a beautiful colour. Making something to be worn with the purl side out is an intriguing idea….

  2. Seanna Lea

    A lot of simple knits are so great to wear, but so hard to knit. It’s like the simplicity defeats the knitter. I don’t want to think about some of the old things I have listed in Ravelry. It’s a blessing and a curse to know about them.

  3. Vickie

    Finishing is always satisfying! Then it’s off to another project. Nice scarf and it’s great that the yarn was a gift from two thoughtful people. Even better.

  4. Bloo

    Pretty pretty! And I absolutely love the colour.

    Also look forward to seeing a finished pic of the green beret!

  5. suzanne jackson

    great idea – I’ve done the Harry Potter scarf, also knitted “tube” style, it’s worsted weight and makes a really hefty scarf. But I hadn’t considered doing the same with a fine weight. Question: did you finish off the ends or leave them as cast on / bind off so they are open and curl??


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