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Topic: Knitting for the Sports Enthusiast (Patriots Illusion Scarf)  (Read 6327 times)
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« on: May 30, 2008 09:21:23 AM »

So I don't always get around to posting the stuff I make.  Somehow it seems so hard to snap a picture and upload it.  I know it only takes five minutes....but I digress...I just entered a craft contest and entered this project so I figured it was about time to get it up here.  Hope you like...

I made this scarf a while ago (over a year) for my boyfriend for our first Christmas together.  As a knitter, of course I just had to knit him something, but what.  Socks....I was a little nervous about making socks and only recently got over my anxieties (they are so fun to knit....seriously, give it a try).  A sweater...no way.  A scarf....hmmm....the idea had merit.  So I searched and searched and none of the "manly" scarves seemed right.  Most seemed so blah.  So...I took it upon myself to design a pattern.  This can't be that hard.  I mean, it is only a scarf.  I wanted to incorporate something he liked into the knitting.  Now, he is a huge sports fan...baseball, football, biking, tennis, golf, hockey, basketball, etc.  I think if it is a sport and on TV, he will watch it.  Being from New England, we are also very loyal to our teams.  With the idea of doing something for a New England team (Red Sox, Celtics {keeping my fingers crossed about tonight's game}, Patriots, and Bruins), I embarked on my journey.  I wanted something he could wear while the team was actually playing so the Sox were out.  I settled on the Patriots.  I figured it was simple and single color.  Using my computer, I finally ended up with the pattern below.  Simple stripes....



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So...what do you think?  This is the first pattern I have designed so I am super proud of myself so be nice (even if you think it is miserable Wink).
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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2008 09:42:44 AM »

too cool! Great job on creating the pattern and the scarf

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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2008 12:48:02 PM »

That is awesome. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2008 02:02:51 PM »

Tephra -Thanks kind of what I was thinking...maybe I could get NFL sponsership....lmao.  j/k  Hey, are you into science?

I am little bummed to be honest...I thought a few more people might have noticed my scarf and posted.  I really honestly wanted some feedback about it.
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2008 02:23:13 PM »

AWww i love illusions scarves, very thoughtful pressie for your boyf! i keep thinking i will make my husband one.. one day! i made 2 for christmas gifts (snowflake one and a skull one) this past christmas, my friends loved them. great work!
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2008 02:24:39 PM »

that's super cool!  great job!
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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2008 02:25:05 PM »

Geologist by training, though I've been employed more often in IT.

I love illusion knitting, though I haven't tried it yet, I just have too many projects in my queue and I knit too darned slow. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2008 02:55:00 PM »

I think it is fantastic!!!  Aside from the fact that I'm from New England and a huge fan of all our great teams (Go Celtics!) - the scarf is amazing.  I just started knitting - I'm a crocheter - and that looks complicated as hell.  congrats on a wonderful pattern and scarf!
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« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2008 03:51:47 PM »

That is a great scarf.  Very little Craftster time at work today and if others are in the same boat, you probably still have more comments to come.
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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2008 07:16:32 AM »

Awww...thanks guys.  You all made me feel better.  I thought my project might have been awful or something because no one really responded.  Thank you Myklia....patience is not one of my virtues...   Smiley

Tephra - I majored in geology and now I teach high school earth science so I am a little lax on my geology info, but I still love it.  There is a web site (I can't remember it right now, but it is on my del.icio.us and I have the same username) that has the best geology t-shirts,  Thy are those really corny ones with slogans like "just because I am gneiss, don't take me for granite."  I love them.

This was an easy pattern to put together just time consuming.  I can tell you guys how if anyone is interested.

Inflagrante - No joke....if you can knit, purl, and count, you can make this.  The beauty of illusion knitting is that it looks so tricky.
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