My mother bought me the Knifty Knitter round-loom set for Christmas year before last, and a skein of yarn she wanted me to turn into a scarf for her. After a lot of delaying (I sew way more often than I knit), I finally managed to get it long enough, but now I've got a couple problems.
First and foremost, can anyone help me figure out how to end the scarf? It's done in the round, on the blue loom. She doesn't mind if I leave the end open or closed; I have a slight preference for open, but I don't want to take it off and lose my stitches or anything weird like that.
Secondly, when I started it, I didn't loop the yarn tightly enough around the pegs, so the beginning is really loose compared to the entire rest of the scarf. Does anyone know a way to fix that without starting over from scratch, or is Mom just going to have to deal with it and/or try to stretch the rest of the scarf to look consistant?
And lastly, this isn't as much of a question, but if anyone has good patterns for Knifty Knitter socks, fingerless gloves/armwarmers/wristwarmers, or anything else winter-y, and felt like sharing, I'd be really grateful.
I bought a second skein of the scarf yarn because I didn't think one would be enough, so now I have most of it left over, and if I can do something else with it for Mom, I think she'd like it..
Thanks in advance!