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Topic: Green/White Striped Scarf, Or: How I Rediscovered Knitting  (Read 1775 times)
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samuraikiss
« on: January 15, 2007 03:00:04 PM »

I taught myself to knit over the summer, but after finishing my first and only project, I got distracted by college and laid my needles to rest. However, about a month ago, I decided to knit my boyfriend a warm scarf. (It was chilly here in DC at the time, mind you, not 60 degrees as it is now!) I found a local yarn shop, bought some delicious Lamb's Pride Worsted, and started knitting feverishly.

He dumped me a few days before Christmas, after deciding to do it two weeks beforehand and only after I started inquiring as to why he was acting so distant and preoccupied. I didn't know what to do with what was supposed to be his Christmas present, so I just kept knitting...


And now it's finished!

So, it may look to you like a simple, two-color scarf, but to me it's much more. A triumph over him. A celebration of my own worth. A discovery of the joys of knitting.

And, no worries, this story has a happy ending! I'm now dating my best friend, a man who loves me and appreciates me (and my growing stash of yarn).
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2007 03:17:30 PM »

Looks awesome!
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2007 03:32:28 PM »

I love the colors and it looks great on you Smiley  I'm glad it all worked out in the end.
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2007 03:42:32 PM »

when in doubt, just keep knitting!
great job Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2007 03:45:49 PM »

knitting is therapy...and good for you, for forging on!   Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2007 03:47:55 PM »

boys are (sometimes) annoying, other times pretty damn nice. and knitting is just all around great. and i want that scarf.
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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2007 03:49:55 PM »

Good job on that scarf samuraikiss.

Knitting is good for you on many different levels. It has gotten me through many a hospital vigil or just plain funk.

Oh, good that you found out before giving him the scarf - that would be insult to injury!
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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2007 04:26:42 PM »

great job
and now instead of a "happy holidays boyfriend" scarf it is a "my boyfriend is a jerk, and i am 100 times better than him" scarf, the latter has SO much more street cred . Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2007 04:37:09 PM »

YAY YOU! I understand. I had a similar problem. I  learned to knit from a boyfriend, he was into all sorts of fiber arts. Spinning, weaving etc. Anyway, when I found out he cheated on me and we broke up (we lived together) I quit knitting altogether. It took over a year before I could knit again.
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« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2007 04:39:56 PM »

ah, the curse of knitting for a boyfriend. happened to me as well. Undecided At least you got a cute scarf out of it!
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