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!

3 Comments:

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...

Gorgeous!

9:20 PM  

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