Thursday, November 29, 2007

Working on Christmas Presents

I decided to make a few scarfs for girlfriends for Christmas. This pattern is so easy. You cast on 100 stitches on giant needles (#35). Then just knit until you don't have any more yarn. Drop the first 4 stitches, cast off the rest until you have 4 left and drop them. The dropped stitches unravel to become the fringe!
I usually tie the fringe in a knot near the scarf - not sure you need to but it looks good.

It only takes a couple of hours to make a scarf this way. I went to Michael's today and got more yarn. By the way, if you decide to try this, it works much better on circular needles than straight ones unless you get extra long needles. The ones I have are too short and 100 stitches of thick yarn is almost impossible to fit on the needle.

I also went to pick up more steno books to make covers for. The class at guild went very well. We had several classes and I taught how to make the steno pad cover. I made 4 of them during the meeting but gave all of them away so still don't have one to take a photo of. Will try to work on that tomorrow.

By the way, my sister has a new blog and is showing off by reorganizing her sewing room. I posted a link to her blog on the side of mine.

1 comment:

  1. The scarves sounds like a quick, fun project. Wish I had time right now to make a few. Maybe later. Is there another post about the steno pads? I'd like to see them.

    Glad I found you, Melinda. For some reason, I had lost your blog. It was fun catching up. Have a great day.


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