Sunday, December 27, 2009

One More Gift

Hi there! There is one final knitted Christmas gift that I haven’t shown you. Why? It was for the Hubster and I didn’t want him to see it on the blog before he opened it on Christmas morning!

Thanks to Derf for his scarf-modeling duties. Hubster declined the opportunity to model his new scarf. Party pooper.

As HPWT blog-watchers know, I’ve done several of these tube scarfs, and I really like them! They’re great TV knitting or while-I’m-focusing-elsewhere knitting

Yes, Hubster likes purple, as long as it’s a “good purple.”

Unfortunately, I couldn’t knit this scarf in any of the “usual places” because Hubster would then see it in progress! It would have come in very handy in Arkansas after I finished the Lychee Mittens, but despite all the hurdles, I managed to finish the scarf in plenty of time.

Why purple? He went to Northwestern University! Go Cats!

Fringe was cut before I started knitting, and put aside in ziplock bags. I fringed the scarf at the last Hurricane Knitters prior to the holiday, and bango! Finished! Scarf is currently sitting with Hubster’s work stuff, and will be worn to work on Monday. He likes it! Hey, Mikey!


Northwestern Scarf (alias “Stealth Scarf”)

Pattern: House Scarf Year 1-2 from Charmed Knits
Yarn: Louet Gems Light Worsted
Colors: White and Purple
Yardage: Approximately 2.5 skeins/440 yards of each color
Needles: US 8 KA bamboo fixed 16” needles
Started: 3 September 2009
Finished: 11 December 2009
Mods: Did a purl stitch on each “end” of the scarf (stitches 35 and 70 of the round), thinking it might make blocking a bit easier. It was a PITA and didn't help at all. Won’t be doing that again!


Zonda said...

Nice scarf! Bummer the purl stitch didn't help you do what you wanted it to. Great idea to cut the fringe first too.

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

There is nothing so satisfying as a good stealth gift! The recipient is completely flabbergasted. Yay!

Bezzie said...

Now you just need some super cold weather so he can really try it out!

Jen said...

Haha - stealth scarf. :) Love the shot of it on the lamppost and I'll bet it's coming in handy on this blustery winter day!

Donna Lee said...

I managed to knit a pair of socks for my husband in front of him. He doesn't often pay attention to what I'm knitting unless I say something. On Christmas morning he said, " I thought you were making these for someone else" (as if anyone else had feet as big as his.

SJ said...

Yay for getting it done in spite of the secretive nature of the project!

I did the same purl thing on the scarf for my brother, and I agree with you -- it didn't really help that much. I think it was more of a pain when blocking to make sure it was folded along that "seam."