Thursday, August 2, 2007

First FO of the blog

WooHoo, I have completed the first finished object of the blog. While it's not terribly exciting, I am pretty pleased with it and it's a Christmas gift!

Pattern: Scarf with basic Basket Weave Stitch
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden, Color 72
Size: 6"x69"

It is destined for a dear friend of my husband's. I actually made this same friend a scarf for Christmas last year, but used a lower quality yarn because it was washable and I thought that would be important. It came out alright, but has not stood up well to the amount of wear it received this past Winter and Spring.

This particular friend is a very worthy recipient of knitted goods for two excellent reasons, besides just being a great guy. First, he has, on many occasions, given me gift certificates to one of the LYS in the area. He is a non-knitter, is not related to a knitter nor been married to a knitter. How cool is it that he still supports my habit?

Second, even though the scarf I gave him last year is looking rather ratty, he still wore it with pride nearly every day until the weather warmed up. He told me that in his 60+ years on this earth, it was the first thing anyone had ever knitted for him. Isn't he sweet?

Since I'm having so much fun trying to figure out this photo thing, here's another shot. This time of the hubby modeling.


msubulldog said...

It turned out great! In one of my mom's last sock swaps the woman she knit for had been a knitter for some 50+ years and said that the socks were the first thing anyone had ever knit for her. I couldn't believe it--how sad. So kudos to you for spreading the love of knit! *grin*

Katrina said...

The scarf looks fabulous! I'm so glad you finally took the plunge and started a blog. I'm adding you to my bloglines right now...