1st Scarf Finished!

I finished my first scarf for the Special Olympics Scarf Project.

1st Scarf - Finished

I am please with how it turns out. I do have a lot of curling on the edges and I remember my Gram blocking her knit things. So I guess I need to do that too. It is all part of the learning process I guess. Here is a link to the pattern I used.

I have started my second scarf… and I have already abandoned it to start a third one. The Second scarf is striped. I have tried carrying the yarn up the side as I knit. Didn’t like that (might be doing it wrong, or maybe it is right, just didn’t like it).

Second Scarf

Then I started cutting the yarn each time I started a new color. Well, that is leaving a TON to tails that I am going to have to weave it. Not to thrilled about that, but I know it is part of knitting.

If I don’t like something, I have learned to put it aside and come back to it, so that is what I did… put it aside.

So far, I like how the third one is coming along.

Third Scarf

Has anyone else out there started knitting or crocheting a scarf for the Special Olympics Project?

Sincerely, Emily

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9 Responses to 1st Scarf Finished!

  1. Joanna says:

    I am full of admiration for your knitting project – as I haven’t knitted since my mother tried to teach me as a child. I was a failure I freely admit. Once upon a time I did a bit of wool tapestry embrodiery, but that’s about as far as my womanly sewing skills go. I can sew on buttons and nametapes and darn socks, but as to creativity, I leave that to others. Good luck with your scarves 😀

    • Hi Joanna – you are SO creative and excellent at your breads…so that is where you put your creativity. Now, the wool tapestry embroidery that you mentioned sounds interesting. I am completely a beginner when it comes to knitting. When I am trying a new pattern I am regularly reminded that Gram was so good at this and I wish we had spent more time with it. I am approaching the half-way point of my second scarf (well, the third one actually) The second one still sits waiting for me to come back to it.

  2. zonnah says:

    I like the striped one. I never carried my thread up the side; did not like it. You can try weaving the ends in as you knit. Here is a tutorial http://sockpr0n.blogspot.com/2006/10/how-to-weave-in-ends-while-knitting.html .

  3. Yay! Another knitter! Looks great. Have you found yourself wanting to bring your knitting with you everywhere you go simply so you can have something to do with your hands?
    I’m actually debating a quick knit for the penguins in New Zealand… ha! never thought I’d say something like that … that were effected by the recent oil spill. We’ll see if I can get my daughter’s Halloween costume together first!

    • HI Jennifer! Thanks for stopping by! I have already brought my knitting with me a few places and it has come in handy. I used to do that with my beading projects a lot, so it is very natural to pack it up and bring it along for that “just in case” moment I can work on it. I have read about the knitting for the penguins. What a great project. I will have to look into that also, that would give me more practice on other techniques. Your Boiled Cider and Apple Dumplings post made me drool!

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