Thursday, January 27, 2011

Nick's Scarf - Finally Completed!!!!

I have finally finished the scarf I had intended to make for Nick's Christmas gift.  Although it is over a month late, I am super pleased with the way it turned out.  The yarn is Simply Cotton organic cotton worsted weight yarn from Knit Picks in Basalt Heather.  The yarn is lovely and warm.  I used a new to me stitch - the basket weave stitch.  Originally, I was going to follow a pattern, but realized that it would be too wide of a scarf for my Nick's preference.  So, I sort of winged it. 

I followed a basic basket weave stitch using double crochets and blocks of 4.  The scarf measures about 6" wide by about 50" long.  The basket weave makes for an especially warm textured scarf.

I'm glad he'll be able to get some use out of it before winter is finally over!

That takes care of the last of my neglected holiday projects.  So, I'll leave you with this for today:

a pic of our new mini LED lights strung up on our bed posts.  Yes, they are still up.  I love them.  I love the way the lights reflect off the walls in a 70s psychedelic sort of way.  (This pic is fun, but they are waaaaaaaaaaaaaay better in person!!!!!!!)


yogawithmaureen said...

why didn't you ever show me ;)
i love xmas lights, anytime, anywhere... love them!

Jessie said...

That scarf is awesome...I have never heard of basket weave stitch (not that I've spent much time studying). Is it wrong to say that scarf looks exactly like a scarf Nick would wear? Well, there, I said it.