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!