It's 2018! First blog post of the year! It is time for new beginnings and new crafty things to do! BUT at the moment, all I feel like doing is KNITTING! I can knit all day long if I have the time for it. Unfortunately, I only have about 1-2 hours to do it every night. Looks like my love for knitting has not yet subsided, in fact my love for it is getting bigger and bigger everyday. Ever since I started learning about it last year, I just kept going and going at it. ADDICTED!!!
So last November, I started to knit a scarf for the first time. I really wanted to try something other than French knitting and knit something that would be nice enough to be given as a gift for someone special. Something people can wear. Nothing complicated. Simple pattern for a newbie like me. I started searching for ideas on YouTube. That's when I thought of knitting a scarf. It was easy enough although it's time consuming. The thought of having to knit a long scarf was scary because I was afraid I might get bored after a while. Fortunately for me, I never got bored of it! LOL! It came as a surprise! At the time, I didn't even know how to purl. I just knew how to knit. So the garter stitch was the pattern I chose for the scarf, because it means that I can practice my knitting and not having to think too much about the pattern and hopefully get the scarf done faster.
I tried to make it a little interesting by using two different coloured yarns. It turned out good doing that but it has it's pros and cons. I really hated it when the two yarns gets twisted after knitting them a few rows. So every few minutes I have to waste time untwisting them. Maybe I need to rethink of how to solve that problem. Because I wouldn't want to give up a good idea over a somewhat trivial problem.
The plan that I had in mind in the beginning was to finish knitting two scarves before Christmas. I wanted to give them as Christmas gifts to my friends. But the plan was interrupted in December when my Mom got ill and the knitting project was pushed till January 2018. But I'm really glad that I managed to get both the scarves done and posted yesterday. Hopefully they will arrive to their destinations before January ends.
The first scarf I knitted would be this green and brown yarn combo. I really love this combination. Although I do love the blue yarn combo too! LOL! Oh well! Haha! Anyways, I know my friend who will be receiving this green and brown combo scarf love this colour so much, thus the decision for these colours. It's her all time favourite colours. The blue combo scarf is for another friend who loves blue colours a lot too, just like me! :D
After all the knitting was done and over with, I started to think of whether I should add a fringe to each scarf. Not adding any seemed to looked good to me. But my Mom thinks otherwise....she advised me to add the fringe anyways because she said it would make it look even better. I'm glad I listened! Sure enough they do looked great with a fringe! I was in such a hurry to get the fringe done that I completely forgot to take a photo of the fringe I made for the blue scarf! Urrrgghhh!!! So upsetting!! It happens when old age starts to creep on me. I forget so easily nowadays, and I'm not even 50 yet! Yikes!! Maybe I think too much, too many things going on in my mind....yup....that's probably the reason...hahahahaha.
BLUE YARN COMBO
GREEN AND BROWN COMBO
Both scarves are about 81 inches in length including the fringe, without the fringe they are 69 inches only. So each scarf is pretty long indeed!! But I love this length. Since I'm quite tall, about 5 feet 4 inches, the length suits me just fine. The people who will be receiving them are quite tall too, so I have to take into consideration on their height as well when knitting the scarf.
I do hope that this is not the last time I knit scarves. I do hope to make more in future using other knitting patterns that are more challenging. Of course, I would love to experiment with different types of yarns too. The yarns can be what drives me to knit. The colours and textures are so exciting to me. I just love them!!
Now that this project is all done, I can now focus on knitting my own scarf! Haha! I want one too! LOL! :D :D :D