A gift 2 years in the making


I purchased the yarn for this project with my partner back in December 2007. He selected it for a scarf, and I immediately set off on making it.

Flash forward to the next month, and I have finished the scarf. This yarn is quite yummy, but as I begin weaving in ends, I realize the pattern and the yarn don't give many options to hide the ends. So while playing around with ways to make the weaving as invisible as possible, I wind up with a *#&king hole...grrr. Nothing to worry about, I can fix it right? WRONG! No matter how I try to graft this end back in, I just seem to make it more obvious that I screwed up, so I end up frogging the entire last skein.

At this point I decide I need to set it aside and take a breather from it. It's now almost 2 years later, and I finally decided to finish the damn thing, reclaim my needles, and maybe Bill has forgotten about it and I can surprise him--hey we're both getting to the age, where it's not such a stretch that he'll remember us purchasing it.

When weaving in end this time, I was quite careful, and was able to hide them pretty well. I believe it'll keep him nice and warm.

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mrossnyc's picture

I like the stitch pattern and the yarn looks so soft. What kind is it? Also, congrats on pushing through and finishing; it looks beautiful.

jwhassjr's picture

The yarn is Rowan Cashsoft Aran. It's very elastic, especially in k2p2 ribbing.

MMario's picture

Great pattern!

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very nice...well worth the extra effort to get it just right. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

RickeScott's picture

lovely design. he'll love it i'm sure!

rc_in_sd's picture

Congrats on going back to it and finishing it. That's some fine knitting - and some pretty snazzy photography, too.