Saturday, October 3, 2009

FO: Tropicana Handspun Scarf

Last year, I bought some handspun from Cosmicpluto.

The yarn was so fun and happy, so although I didn't have a purpose for it, I knew I'd be able to pick something that would properly display its cheeriness. A couple of months ago, I decided that my sister would appreciate the colorful handspun, so I started a simple stockinette scarf, with a few rows of garter at each end, and a slipped stitch at the beginning of each row.

Working with handspun is such a treat, and the color changes were fun.

As our Boston trip got closer, I realized I could finish and gift it to Jill in time for her to actually wear it, since a scarf in Houston isn't exactly a necessity. I'm glad I did, as it came in handy on our getaway.

This was my second time to vacation with Jill as adults, and it's really fun to spend time with her while exploring a new city.

I'm not doing a normal FO post for this, since there really was no pattern, but it took me about six weeks to complete, and the skein of yarn had about 160 yards. It was a perfect amount for a long skinny scarf.

3 comments:

  1. Super cute! It gives just the perfect touch of color on a blustery day. :)

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  2. So cute! Both your sis and the cheery handspun gift.

    More Boston pics! Cardigan!

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