Saturday, September 23, 2006

Knitting for Amazons

Herein lies my first finished scarf which I knit for my then seven year old daughter (who is very petite and was still in size 4T clothes at the time). Actually this was my second attempt. My first was mistakenly done in the stitch (is it garter?) that rolls up along the edges and I tossed it in frustration. This one is done in an alternating and mighty sloppy knit, purl combo. I lost track more than often than not while knitting and purling and the pattern doesn't bear close scrutiny. As I cluelessly knit along I kept wondering why a simple little scarf was taking so darn long to complete. Scarves are quick and easy so say all of the knitting books. Finally, I deemed it long enough and then second guessed myself and decided to add a bit more length by adding 4" long tassles. Yeah, clueless doesn't even begin to cover it.

Well, it's been over a year and, as you can see, it still doesn't fit my youngest even when wrapped around her neck twice. Will that child grow up already?! Weary that all of my hard labor was for naught I decided to see whom else might benefit from my first masterpiece (pink isn't my color and I'm also cursed with short legs).

Nope, not quite. Though the color does look quite fetching on my brown pal, eh?

Darn, still not right. This is the tallest dude in the house who will allow me to humiliate him in such a way.

Hmmm, now we're getting somewhere. Maybe I can supplement my income by knitting ratty looking scarves for Amazonians!


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