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One Skein Scarf and Photo Shoot

September 3, 2006

I finished this awhile ago, and my secret pal already recieved it. This is the scarf I made and designed for my my one skein secret pal. I made it out of my first skein of handspun. I actually have a whole skein left over to use for something else. Once the skein was plied, I really felt that the colors matched well with the stuff I had seen on Violet’s blog. Here’s what it looked like while it was blocking.

Handspun scarf for One Skein Pal

Project Stats

  • Needles: Handmade needles from my One Skein Secret Pal size US 7ish
  • Yarn: My Handspun
  • Pattern: My own

Then I had a model moment and took a photo shoot of the scarf. Don’t worry, you only have to be tortured by my silly photos if you choose to. They are all clickable for your veiwing pleasure.

Scarf Photo Shoot 1 Happy Scarf Silly Scarf Smiley Scarf Wistful Scarf Talking Scarf Cold Scarf

As you can see, I had way to much fun with the camera. I promise that is all of the pictures, and so far I haven’t had a reason for another photo shoot.

At first I went back and forth with liking how it was knitting up. I just kept knitting and the large sections of color really grew on me. It also made it very quick to knit. I blocked it heavily to make the stitch defininition show and extend the length.

One Skein Secret Pal was alot of fun, though I think I’m a little KAL and Secret Paled out. I’m waiting for my knitted gift from my secret pal, but I know it will be on its way soon. Sock Wars is my last exchange for the some time, but that is hardly the same.

I have more finished objects coming up, so stay tuned.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. September 3, 2006 10:06 pm

    That is so cool that you used your first skein of handspun and gave it as a gift! It couldn’t be more special!

  2. Jodie permalink
    September 4, 2006 10:33 pm

    I don’t know what it was, but it really felt like it belonged to Violet. I got to enjoy it by knitting it up and see how it turned out. Maybe it belonged to her because I made it over the same time as the exchange. Who knows.

  3. Roma permalink
    September 6, 2006 10:11 am

    Hey Joe, I love the scarf and your pictures too! Even though I do not write I always read your blog and Anthony’s too, say to him for me. Good luck with the recruitment :-)

  4. September 6, 2006 3:57 pm

    Pretty yarn! I haven’t spun up anything varigated in a long time and I think you’ve convinced me to whip up some more stripy yarn.

    And I agree with you about enjoying something by making it. Then there’s that extra enjoyment when you see how happy the gift recipient is!

  5. Jodie permalink
    September 7, 2006 1:38 pm

    I’m glad you like the photos Roma! As you can see, I’m just as much a nerd now as I was when I was in sixth grade.

    Right now I’m spinning more stripy yarn the same way I did this. You can see pictures of the dyed roving here. The blue, green and tan is what’s going on now, and so far I’m really happy with it. It’s about 8oz, and I’m going to do a thin 2 ply. I’ll have crazy yardage with all of that, and I can’t wait until I can show it off.

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