Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Saxon Scarf, fin!

Finally, the Saxon Scarf for my MIL's x-mas present is finished and posted:

I still have to weave in the ends, but other than that... My main complaint with the scarf is that the quasi-ribbing I added to border the cabel panel makes the scarf curl. The hair conditioner wash helped a little with that, but it still curls a bit when worn (thankfully the little bit of wool-ease itch is gone). It bothers me a bit, but hopefully it won't bother recipient too much. Here's a close-up pick of the stitch work:

In the mean time, I've started (and re-started) my Dad's b-day gift from LMKG book (project ID will remain anonymous until recipient's b-day). Thankfully, the project is a quick knit due to the use of size 11 needles and Bernat Softee Chunky. BTW- softee chunky is a cool yarn; a good amount of soft and squish for a 100% acrylic yarn-cheap too. I haven't worked on Hourglass since Friday, the gifts are taking priority at the moment. But I'm not at all stressed though. Two knitted gifts over the holidays isn't bad. I'm glad I decided to not knit everyone something for x-mas. I'm just not willing to donate my sanity to a cause like that, call me selfish.

I'll be busy this week christmas shopping, setting up the tree (yeah, I'm a scrooge), mailing gifts and cards, doctor appointment, retirement account meeting, blood drive, and a baking marathon this weekend. I guess I'll have to give up some sleep time for knitting. Oh, well. Nothing like a little sleep depravation to make the holiday's bright. :)

I'm such a drama queen... :)


Karin said...

The scarf looks lovely! I think the curling will be just fine--at least that way you'll always see the cabling and not the inverse.

Annie said...

The scarf looks nice, I bet your MIL likes it. I have knitted alot this christmas, I am hoping my family appreciate it, as they won't get to use them until around May when it starts to get a bit cooler.

ErLeCa said...

Wow, the scarf turned out so nicely, even if the ends do roll a bit. Sometimes that can't really be helped too much.

And as far as Christmas knitting goes. You were right to be selfish... I'm only going slightly insane from it!

Satori said...

The scarf is beautiful. You inspired me to start one for my son. I know your MIL will love it.

Anonymous said...

I just love the scarf and I'm definitely going to make one!