Thursday, December 10, 2009

Red Scarf 2009...done!

and in the mail!

I didn't think I could do it but I perservered. Nothing else was knitted during this last week but this scarf.

Close up...
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I figured since I was knitting this back/forth, at least I could knit an easy pattern. As much as I love cabling, that was out of the question due to my short time frame. If you need an easy, mindless knitting scarf project, this is it.

No lengthwise shots as it had just dried and I needed to get it out. I finally spent $3 on a salad spinner to get the excess water out of the scarf. Why didn't I buy this before as it makes drying so much faster.
Red Scarf 09
Scrunchable Scarf for the Red Scarf Project
Cascade 220 in Zinnia, 1.5 skeins
US 9 circs
5" wide x 64" long

The yarn wasn't too soft while knitting, but after a bath in some SOAK, it was so soft and smelling great.

Onward to my next short time frame project...yeah..all about the short time frames around here lately....

12 comments:

Carol said...

Salad spinner to the rescue! Very nice scarf. Amazing what project monogamy can do, eh?

Dee said...

Your scarf is beautiful! I know the person that gets it will love it too.

MsKnottyKnits said...

Super scarf Z! Your recipient is going to be one happy person!

elspeth said...

Very nice! I like your label as well. Mine are done, but I didn't do any blocking (as usual) and not a gorgeous label like yours too, just a card.

Bezzie said...

Nice!!! I like your label for it--very cute!

Cookie said...

Yay!

cpurl17 said...

Adorb!
I love the label.

hmm my mom is making my sister a red scarf-I wonder if she was an orphan!

weezalana said...

I just started using a salad spinner, after getting the idea from Pam. Works great, doesn't it?

Yay on finished scarf! And love the label!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Yay for finishing!! That's a lot of love for you to knit a back and forth scarf :)

Lynn said...

A salad spinner?!?! OMG I never thought of that!!! Gorgeous scarf. Good for you for getting it done in time.

DPUTiger said...

You are a better human than I. My Paypal and I need to wander over to Norma's blog and make an 11th hour donation.

Sandra said...

Though I would not knit cables with variagate yarn - but this one turned out great (so I am changing my mind).
And the decrease looks superb! LOVE it!