Monday January 28th 2013, 12:26 am
Filed under: Family,Knit,Life

A cowl for the cold should be long enough that you can pull it over your head from the back and still have the bottom of it puddle around your shoulders in a warm scarf, right?

Didn’t have quite enough of the sheared-mink yarn for that–close, though, and it is done and like so many other projects, once it actually touched water and then was laid flat, the small bit of lace in it blossomed beautifully. The pattern was something untried and new…. It’s perfect. (Phew!)

Next up: a warm soft scarf for my  husband, who, after 26 years of not needing one, does not seem to actually own one.  Or rather–there was one from scratchy cheap dimestore acrylic I made him nearly 30 years ago when we lived in New Hampshire, in a rather gaudy stage-prop green (you could see it clear to the last row) because it was the best that store could do. It was in no way warm, and ugly as all get-out (the stockinette with poofs of purl rows curled in a lovely seasick poodle effect) and the very memory of the thing makes me cringe: it made me not want to be a knitter.

There are good acrylics out there now, but not then and not this. (Dear, tell me we don’t still have that thing around!?)

Time to make it up to the man worth far more than his weight in qiviut.

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Many years ago I began a scarf for my hubby, I was just getting back into knitting, it was red heart yarn, red and black, double stranded on 10.5 needles, it took me ten years to finish it, when i set it aside I had 10 inches done when I picked it back up it took tree days to finish it at over 7 feet.He uses it when he doesn’t feel good. He too needs something special.

Comment by kris 01.28.13 @ 9:26 am

I made the DH a lovely alpaca scarf last year about this time — he loves it, though he wears it more as a fashion statement (look what my wife made me! he brags – bless him) as it hasn’t been really cold enough much for him to need it

I’m sure you’ll make something awesome!!

Comment by bev 01.28.13 @ 9:36 am

Incredible! I find it astounding that with all the things you make for so many people that you now need to make something for Richard! Go, girl!

Comment by Don Meyer 01.28.13 @ 10:03 am

…knitknitknitknitknit…. carry on. I don’t know what else to add. Just letting you know I’m reading….(Comments seemed a bit slim).

Comment by LynnM 01.28.13 @ 12:13 pm

“the man worth far more than his weight in qiviut”

Where’s the DEFINITELY AGREE !!!![x1K] button?

I’m kind of glad that we finally are having a colder winter. DH hasn’t needed to wear the scarves I’ve knit for him over the past few years and it’s time that he did.

Comment by Susan (sjanova) 01.28.13 @ 3:36 pm

Tee hee hee… I think we all have those projects from years ago that make us cringe…

Comment by Channon 01.29.13 @ 8:05 am

I’m so glad you are knitting for Richard because you will have such joy in knitting it and such joy in seeing it worn!

Comment by twinsetellen 01.29.13 @ 5:29 pm

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