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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

This FO is REALLY Old

Airy Scarf

I thought that instead of sending along a trite thank you note to someone who has been very kind and giving to me, that I would also send along a knitted gift. I get really paranoid and embarrassed when I do give knitted gifts. I worry that the recipient will think that my gift looks like a beginning knitter made it. (I don't wish to say that beginning knitters make things that look bad--when I was beginning, I made things that looked bad; some beginning knitters do make marvelous things.)

So this "Airy Scarf" from Last Minute Knitted Gifts was sent to a very nice woman who has been so kind to me for no reason at all. I won't say who she is because she's a bit of a celebrity in my writing world. I'll just say that she's a famous poet; and if you ever see a famous poet wearing this scarf, then know it's not coincidence--I made it for her.

I used some Whispers yarn in the Smoke Blue colorway that I bought with the intention of making a stole of sorts a long time ago. No stole; no desire to make one. You see, during that winter, I learned to make socks and haven't had a desire to make much of anything else since then.

I finished knitting a sweater long ago, but I haven't had the desire to sew it up. None at all.

What I'm knitting now: socks for Manly, socks for two socks without mates, more Korknisse for the tree.

5 comments:

The_Add_Knitter said...

Such a lovely gift! And I also share your 'knitted gift' trepidation...

Kris said...

That's a beautiful scarf and I think it makes a lovely "thank you".

Megann said...

It's a wonderful gift.. and beautiful as well :)

schrodinger said...

I know what you mean about giving knitted gifts. But I'm sure that the scarf will be very appreciated, it's lovely.

K. said...

I think making Korknisse for the tree is a very cool idea. They are very cute. I think most of us worry about how a knitted gift will be received. You never know if someone will appreciate it or not. I think most people do, but there are those people out there that we have all heard of...

Happy New Year!