Thursday, January 28, 2010

One Hour Scarf--Yes, Really!

What can you do when you forget your friend's birthday on Tuesday but want to give a beautiful gift one day late? You make the Ruffle Cravat from Leigh Radford's wonderful book, One Skein. I bought this book because I thought I could make inexpensive presents out of it and since it's mostly knitting, I would start knitting again. Well, it's very inspirational and all, but I'm still a better crocheter than knitter, so I've made the Cravat twice now, both to rave reviews!
Since this is only my third post, I hope you'll forgive my lack of expertise is placing photos! The top photo is the completed scarf. It is very soft and lovely with dark blue as the prominent color, with accents of brown and white. The middle photo shows my time at 1 hour 8 minutes. It took me over an hour because I was watching a hilarious 1980's British comedy, The Vicar of Dibley, for the first time. Because of the accents and the 80's time warp, I had to pay a bit more attention to the episodes. One Hour and Eight Minutes isn't bad though. Not bad at all.
I would use Deborah Norville Chunky again. Inexpensive and soft, soft, soft. Don't you just love being able to take some string and turn it into something fabulous!

1 comment:

  1. This is so cute, and scarfs are so "in" right now!!