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« on: April 13, 2004 07:06:30 PM »

okay, so i know i've posted pictures of other items i've completed since this one, but i finally took some good shots of this one and wanted to show it off.  this is my little sister erin modeling the scarf i made for her, my very first ever completed item.  

i started working on this scarf in july of 2003 and didn't get it complete until that december.  mainly because i kept knitting and then unravelling it to practice my knits and purls until i finally got it all down right.  it's made in a k1p1 rib with four different colors of red heart vareigated yarn, all worsted weight.

i had to make it super-long for her because she's six feet tall, and i'm so jealous, being the shortest one in the family.  for the fringe, i wanted to do it a tad different, so i unravelled each bit of fringe after i tied it on to give it a softer, fuzzier effect.

after i finished this, i went on a knitting rampage.  i guess once you finally finish something, you realize how nice it is to have finished stuff and not just bits of projects lying around unfinished.  so, my advice to beginning knitters who are having trouble getting motivated to finish that first big project?  get on it and get it done!  it gets a lot easier.  trust.

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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2004 07:12:47 PM »

how long did you sit around and unravel fringe?? That would have made me completely batty...super cute colors, great job! I am glad that you decided to finish your "first" project even after having moved on to other things...

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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2004 09:55:25 AM »

It looks awesome.  I love the color varigations.  For this being your first project you were very creative with how you made it and very precise which makes your projects better.  Great job.  Keep on Knittin'
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2004 02:57:12 PM »

Great job!  The scarf is just great and your stitches are nice and even.  I love that.  I also like the scarf you made your mom.  Keep up the good work.  

« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2004 05:20:16 PM »

That's a super cute scarf! I love the colors and fringe.

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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2004 10:55:34 PM »

how long did you sit around and unravel fringe?? That would have made me completely batty...super cute colors, great job! I am glad that you decided to finish your "first" project even after having moved on to other things...

Since it's red heart, sticking it in the washer will unravel the fringe most of the time, anyway.  Although, you have to make sure you tie the fringe on and don't just loop it, cause if you don't, then it'll not only unravel but also come off and you'll pull the project out of your washer first, then the pile of fringe second.

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