I love instant gratification. There's nothing like casting on a new project, and casting it off in the same evening! I reckon this scarf took about an hour to do. Can't beat that, right?
The yarn is Sirdar Snowball. It's a slub yarn, with string in between the slubs. Knit it on 8mm needles and it looks great! Dead easy.
There's no pattern for it, just CO 5 stitches and stocking stitch. This is for Alice as part of her Christmas present. She's wanted a "snowball scarf" for ages now. So I've officially finished my first knitted Christmas present! Go me!
In other knitted present news, here's the progress so far on hubbys jumper. I'm calling this Square Dance, as the pattern is squares, and I'm original like that :)
This is based on a jumper he saw in a Van Heusen store in Orlando that I took a picture of on my phone.
I think it looks ok so far, don't you? I've yet to decide how to do the yoke and sleeves, as I want the pattern to continue up without shaping if I can, but it's acrylic so I believe I can't steek it. I may end up splitting the front and back once I reach the armholes. I don't want to, but so far it's all I've got. We'll see how I feel once I get there :)
Here's a close up of the pattern:
The hospice craft fair will be on the weekend of Dec 11 & 12 in the Blanchardstown Centre. We spent knit night last Tuesday cutting, stamping and labelling all of the items we had so far. Not a bad haul from one group I must say
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