Tuesday, December 28, 2010
I am proud to say that I finished my first commissioned knitting piece on time : ) Although it gave me kittens quite a few times, but I tend to be a perfectionist. It was worth it by the look of the finished piece however. I took the order right before Thanksgiving and started it a couple days after. I finished it two days before Christmas and put the finishing touches and fringe on it Christmas eve, about one hour before delivering it! I was very happy with this piece and myself for setting a goal and finishing it. I might have been able to do it faster if I hadn't also been teaching school, cooking, decorating for the holidays, attending parties, gift shopping/wrapping and cleaning! Whew! Many people saw me working on this and now they want one too! I said no more scarves until next year! I would actually like to do something for myself for a change, but we will see. I am still working on a pair of socks and I still have that specialty yarn for the knitted cargo pants I want to make. Sigh. While I was helping B with her knitting last night (see, nothing for me), Z walked up and asked if I could make him a matching beanie for his scarf. Double sigh. I still have B's scarf to finish and none of these people pay! LOL
Here is the finished scarf, in Griffindor House colors.
The small narrow strips indicate a year 3/4 scarf
Here are the two Harry Potter scarves side by side. Larger stripes are year 1/2 and this one is Z's in Raven claws house colors. Other differences are that year 1/2 is knitted in long tube and tied off with tassels. Scarf 3/4 is a single ribbed knit with fringe ends. Both are pretty good looking and a nice pattern to knit.
Let me know if you want one and I can also make matching hats, mittens, socks, and bookmarks : )
Blessings, Beth Ann