Sunday, December 25, 2011

Handmade Holidays, Part 7: Last, but Not Least

I couldn't post anything about this before Christmas, 'cause Eric reads this blog.

Remember when I took knitting lessons and then knitted some mice?

Well, Eric's been lobbying for a sweater ever since.  I told him I had neither the time nor the expertise, but decided to try it anyway.  Today, in addition to the cheese making supplies I bought him, I gave him the scarf, and he loves it!  I finished it just in time, on the morning of Christmas Eve.  Talk about down to the wire, right?

I used Homespun in Prairie, since I loved the colors.

It was slow going at first, especially since I'd never done ribbing before, but then I started to get the swing of it.  I remember I was all impressed with myself when I had just 24" done.

Finally, I had all 69" (it was supposed to be 66", but I went a tad overboard).

The pattern I sort of followed had a 2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-2 ribbing pattern, but I decided to add 10 rows in stockinette on each end.

Finally yesterday in the early afternoon, I was able to box and wrap it, and get it under the tree.

Eric loves it!

Now he thinks he's a model.

Well, hell, I did make him look good, after all.  And now?  Someone who saw me knitting it has ordered one from me too!  My first scarf sale!

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Underground Crafter said...

Yay! It looks great. Happy holidays to you both.

Larissa said...

Thanks, it started with help from you!

Megan Wynn Volnoff said...

Great GREAT job!! I love the color selection. My hubs won't wear scarves! Hopping over from VWB's talent tuesday!

LDH said...

Hello! Stopping by for the first time! Lovely scarf you made for your husband! And sweet place you have here :) So nice visiting with you!

Kindly, Lorraine

Christine @ said...

No way! Already selling them?? I am just beginning to learn to knit. My g-ma taught me when I was little and I forgot how. Very impressive, I am still trying to get the hang of not accidentally increasing and/or dropping my stitches, lol.

The Southern Product Queen said...

Thank you so much for joining my linky party! This post rocks!

Maureen said...

Love it! You don't usually see too many unisex designs and I love that about this scarf.
Thanks so much for sharing on Fresh Fridays!

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