Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Seems that I was busy doing something close 2 nothing

The raspberry scarflet was a quickie present for my sister, just because it was easy and I thought she would like it. It's the reversible cable scarf again, this time in the sadly discontinued Cleckheaton Merino Spun. And she does seem to really like it. However, this mildly double-chinned model is me.
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Last month, no, wait (aieee!) the month before now, I was at their house and showed them the blue cable scarf. My brother-in-law really seemed to dig the concept of the efficient short scarf. I have monstrous guilt about an IOU I gave him in JANUARY for a pair of socks for his birthday - the first pair were a success, and he's hard to buy for - they are in progress and not nearly finished yet. And I was in the scarf zone (ya think?). So I whipped one up in Cleckheaton Merino Supreme (also sadly discontinued). I actually made it a bit longer than I meant to but it seems to work quite well. I've seen him wearing it, around the house even, when he didn't know I was coming over. Anyone who has ever given a handmade gift would know that that's a good feeling.

I know the photo isn't great, but I wasn't about to demand that this tired pair move around to pose in better light.

black scarf

5 comments:

Bells said...

oh it's lovely....as is the little one.

Alwen said...

Awwwww!

Cute, and it is nice to see someone using your gift, isn't it!

ec said...

very cool knitting, found your blog through Tim's page.

kms said...

raspberry scarflet, he he, thats funny. they are really lovely and a very good idea for a man-scarf too, i dont know how they cope with all that bare skin and short hair...

Donna Lee said...

It is cool to see someone wear your gift when they don't know they'll see you. It makes my heart warm. Good match on the buttons.