Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Proof! I can actually finish something

Finished project
When it got so bitterly cold here two weeks ago, I dug out a project from one of the many (still) unpacked boxes in my craft room and finished it so that I could protect my face at the bus stop. I was nearly done with the scarf when I'd packed it -- only had about six more inches to add on it.

I bought the yarn from Patternworks. It's called Boku, and is a mix of wool and silk. I'd originally bought it to make a pair of fingerless gloves to wear at work, but then I was moved to an office that doesn't make icicles grow on my nose come November, so I decided to use the yarn for something else.

A couple of Christmases ago, using a pattern from, I'd made a scarf like this in oatmeal-colored wool for Ditter's father-in-law. I had a hard time giving it up. I could only make myself do it by promising that someday I'd make one for me. When I was looking around for something to do with the Boku yarn, I remembered the wavy scarf. I thought the variegated stripes and the waves would go nicely together.

I'm tempted to get more and make mittens now. I suppose I should learn how to make mittens before I start buying yarn to make 'em with, huh?


Just Me said...

Wow, that is really, really pretty.

I'm so glad this election is over. God bless America!

Today's word ver: socalm. It's very appropriate is that now that all the political hype is over.

--V said...


I'm glad it's over too. I hope the hurt feelings this race cause heal quickly.

K said...

Oh, that's so pretty! And elegant.

--V said...

*blush* Thanks!

Just Me said...

On the squirrels: a quickie Google search for "pest control squirrels" yielded this.

The product is called "Shake Away" small animal repellent. it says it's organic, safe for use around kids and pets, and you just sprinkle it around your flowerbed.

Good luck!