Wednesday, September 12, 2007

One down.....several more to go....

The Montego bay scarf I've been working on for a Christmas Gift for my sister, Dawn, is FINISHED!!!! excuse me while I go do a 'lil happy dance in celebration....
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This was a pretty simple and easy knit. The pattern was VERY easy to memorize, so that made it an easy project to take to work with me to knit during my breaks. I did learn something while working on this though......I DO NOT enjoy braiding fringe. If I ever do another project with fringe, I WILL NOT BRAID IT. I will simply knot the ends to help prevent fraying instead.

Last night, I decided to get organized for my Holiday knitting. I dug through my stash bin and got out all yarn intended for Christmas knitting, gathered my patterns and my Christmas WIP's, and I actually put all of it into a knitting bag (we'll see how long this lasts...lol) to keep in the living room. It's my goal to only work on Christmas knitting from now until I get it all finished. There is one exception though. My Cousin is pregnant with her first baby (a girl!) and I'm going to work my ass off to get a small baby blanket knit up in time for her baby shower. Which is October 7th. Less than a month away. I'm planning on doing an entrelac blanket, alternating tiers of color, and doing it in either a bulky yarn or worsted double stranded to help it get done quicker. I'm going to buy the yarn on Friday night. I'm waiting until then because that's during friends and family days and my employee discount it upped to 40%. This isn't entirely insane.....is it? I can do this, even if I'm weaving ends on the way to the baby shower....lol

3 comments:

Peachy said...

oh, pretty!

That was the first thing that actually came to my mind when the picture loaded :)

It really is beautiful! And the fringe looks great, even though it must have been a lot of work

peachy, form the l&V message board

Macoco said...

The scarf came out great, especially the fringe - although damn that looks like a lot of work!!

Alice said...

What a gorgeous gift! You made someone a very lovely scarf :)