One Christmas Gift down, lots to go…

Look! I finished a scarf! Maybe now, I can work on giving Vita a mate!

The details:

Pattern: My own. Knit on the horizontal with 250 stitches (I wish I did 300).
Yarn: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes in Brown, Mist, Tan and Evergreen (no more than one skein each)
Needles: 47″ US 7 Addis. (I’d have used size 8 or 9s if I’d had a long enough needle)
Size: Somewhere around 5 feet. But it’s thick, so that makes up for length in my mind.
Time: Began Friday night, finished tonight, so, 4 days.

This scarf is for one of my friends. I’m not sure if he’ll like it, but I’ve been told that it’s his colors, so I hope that’ll count. It was super easy and I love the results (I thought about keeping it for a while), but I’m not in any hurry to jump into garter stitch anytime soon. Also, I almost ran out of the green – I was worried that I’d have to undo most of my bind-off and the row before, but I was fine. I had just enough left over for the fringe. Is a fringe too much for a man scarf?

Anyway, it’s one scarf down. One Christmas gift off the list (and a stash-busting one at that. Did I mention that. Yea, I’m trying to do as many gifts as possible via stash-busting). One happy feeling packed away for experiencing in December. I am so on top of things this year. I can handle knitting for about EVERYONE I know. Right?


10 Responses to “One Christmas Gift down, lots to go…”

  1. 1 elizabeth October 31, 2006 at 12:58 am

    I love this scarf. It’s classy! Anyone who doesn’t like it doesn’t deserve it.

  2. 2 Monika October 31, 2006 at 9:38 am

    I think it’s “manly” enough. ;o) Nice idea and the fringes are perfect for it!

  3. 3 Liz Kalloch October 31, 2006 at 11:49 am

    i have full and utter faith that you can pull them all off… I have faith in everyone else’s abilities so that I can have faith in my own.. somehow that works out well. Love the scarf, and tassles manly? i think it depends on the guy, if you are worried, maybe make them short-ish tassles…

  4. 4 Karen October 31, 2006 at 3:35 pm

    I don’t think the fringe is too much. I’m betting he’ll love it.

  5. 5 Lufah November 1, 2006 at 10:29 pm

    Awesome scarf – the few times I’ve tried to knit a scarf horizontally I totally screwed up the amount of stitches to cast on. I have a few not-quite-scarf-length knitted rectangles laying around somewhere… The fringe is great – the men I know are very pro-fringe, so I don’t think you have to worry about it. šŸ™‚

  6. 6 Amanda November 2, 2006 at 11:58 pm

    The scarf is so awesome. I think you did a great job, and the guy is going to love it.

  7. 7 michelle November 3, 2006 at 12:57 pm

    Hey Nicole, Love the scarf.
    Ok I made the knee highs…but have yet to tackle fair isle so Whoo for you! It’s awesome!
    Yes…I just realized i said Whoo for you…

  8. 8 KathyMarie November 4, 2006 at 9:52 am

    Great colors! I like the way you put them together – they make a very classy scarf. Makes me think of universities in New England for some unknown reason.


  9. 9 NORA November 5, 2006 at 3:29 pm

    The scarf is perfect (for a guy OR gal). Love the colours and the fringe. x

  10. 10 Maus November 5, 2006 at 8:48 pm

    The scarf looks wonderful and I love that fringe!! At one point in my knitting this year I had 4 different things on the needles, all garter stitch, I thought I was going out of my mind! It looks so nice, but it gets annoying to knit it šŸ™‚

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