Monday, January 5, 2009

Holiday Recap

Wow, time flies over the holidays, doesn't it? We spend so much time getting ready for something and then whoosh, it's over. But it was very good and well worth the work (contrary to what my husband tells me.) So, I've taken a nice little break and now I can finally show you all the things I had been working on! Spread out of course so it looks like a lot more than it was!

First up is the most well received gift. I made this scarf for my 18 year old nephew. He absolutely loved it, in fact I think everyone was a little sick of hearing about it by the end of our time there! The scarf was knit in a 3x1 ribbing. The skull chart was something I found on flickr. I ended up knitting a separate rectangle and sewing it to the back of the skull section so there is a pocket at the bottom of both ends. It covers up the mess that using multiple colors can create, and can add a little extra warmth for guys too cool to wear gloves. This is made from Lion Brand Thick and Quick and took 2 1/2 skeins of yarn! It weighs a ton, but it's very warm.

4 comments:

Shannon said...

That's so cool! And I am excited to see what else you created :)

CherryTreeLane said...

You impressed a 18 year old boy! WAY TO GO!!!

amandajean said...

how cool is that?!?! i love the flap/pocket idea to cover up the messy ends. you are so clever!

Katherine said...

Awesome! I can totally see why your nephew was raving about this scarf. I wouldn't be surprised if you start getting requests to make more...