Wednesday, 16 February 2011

I Am Very Proud Of My.....

Very first knitted scarf!

The reason for not making many cards lately, is that I have been practicing my knitting skills and have made this:

It has taken me a couple of hours each night for the last 2 1/2 weeks to knit, and I love it even though half way through I almost lost the will to live, as although I was knitting lots of rows, the scarf didn't seem to really get much longer.

I fell in love with the wool when I saw it in a local cheapy shop, and this scarf took 1 1/2 balls so only cost me £3.00 cash to make. Now it is finished, I have to say it is probably a little too wide, so I need to fold it in half longways. If I made any more I think I would probably only work with around 30 stitches instead of the 45 I did.

I thought that the exercise I got with my hands by knitting would help improve the movement I have in them, but it hasn't proved to be the case. After knitting 233 rows my hand are officially knackered!

I need to give them a rest for a while before I attempt to do another one. The easiest bit for me though was to make the fringe at each end. I may make more during the year for Christmas presents if I can find some similar wool as I love the effect of the 2 colours in the wool.
I love this scarf so much at the moment, that I have worn it all day at work for the last 2 days - it has kept me very warm!

8 comments:

  1. Oh that looks fab - I love the wool you have used the colour is fab. (ooh before I forget I made the mug hug and its big even for a big mug so I think I'll do a bit of altering to make it narrower)

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  2. Beautiful Caroline. It look so soft and warm. Well done for sticking with it, it has been worth it xx

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  3. Well Done on persevering it looks lovely x

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  4. Wow you should be proud it's great

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  5. Its gorgeous, well done for spending all that time knitting it!

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  6. Well done Caroline - it looks fab.

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  7. It's beautiful Caroline - wear it with pride!

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