Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Secret Present #1 Revealed

the secret present #1 was an extra long scarf for jessica's birthday.

Jessica's Scarf

Jessica's Scarf
(i have got to find a different location to take these pictures)

it was the first time that i used #17 needles and 2 different "novelty" yarns (crystal palace mikado ribbon #7308B & karabella mirage kid mohair/polyammide blend). i normally don't care much for garter stitch but it was a good choice to show off the fiber. the fringe was an after thought that really added a nice touch. sometimes simple is good.

it was fun knitting with a different fiber and fat needles. david said that i could use the needles to kill a vampire (buffy would be so proud)!

a lot of people on the BART stopped to ask me what i was knitting. one man (i assumed a banker-type) said, "i hope your friend will appreciate the hard work you put into the scarf." he meant that as a compliment. there was not a bitter tone in his comment. another woman said, "that is so beautiful! i'd love a scarf like that!" it's been great knitting on BART; i feel like a spokesman for men who knit.

well jessica did love it and really appreciated the handmade present. it makes knitting all the more fun!


Blogger Calvin said...

Keith, the scarf turned out great and the colors are beautiful. I enjoy reading your blog. Take care.

10:39 AM  
Blogger riseyp said...

totally gorgeous scarf!! good job!

2:36 PM  
Blogger Jenna (aka Foo) said...


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