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« on: February 05, 2004 08:33:13 AM »

it's a nasty slushy kind of day here, and so i thought i'd post the pictures of the scarf i made for my boyfriend for christmas.

i made the mistake of letting him pick out the yarns, so i ended up with three different weights of yarn--the black was worsted acrylic, the cream was aran cashmerino, and the grey was bulky wool.  i had to keep starting over again because the tension for each chunk had to be different--the grey had to be extremely tight and the cream extremely loose--for everything to look right.  this was also my first time switching yarn colors, so it started out kind of shaky there, and weaving in the ends was definitely a pain.

but it did end up turning out nicely.  i love the thicker ribbing for more "manly" items, and this also introduced me to the wonders of all natural fibers.  i want to make myself a cashmere sweater sooooooo bad now.  too bad i don't have $200 to dish out on yarn.

oh well.  the good news is, people are always asking him where he bought his scarf.  his answer?

"my girlfriend made it for me."


« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2004 09:56:07 AM »

Looks great!  And your boyfriend certainly seems pleased with his gift!  Nice work... Grin
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2004 01:19:46 PM »

it's beautiful!  great job.  
i have the same problem trying to explain to my husband why it would suck to sew one fabric to another of a totally different weight, or to try to add embellishment when all layers are already sewn together.  but i can't argue against his inspired design choices by saying, well, it would be really hard.
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2004 01:54:49 PM »

the scarf is lovely & your guy looks really quite adorable!
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2004 06:26:30 PM »

nice...he looks pleased you did a lovely job
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2004 08:30:24 PM »

Weee!, i love your scarf(well not your scarf, but your boy's scarf!) and your boy has awesome dreads too!  I really like how the two different thicknesses of yarn make it fatter and skinnier, even if it wanst planned.  Peace

« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2004 11:35:18 AM »

forget the scarf: the boyfriend's adorable!!!

can we knit him? Wink
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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2004 08:52:29 PM »

i absolutely love it!!  i have been waiting to make myself a ribbed scarf, and this is just what gets me excited to do one now!!!

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