It was my sister-in-law’s birthday on Monday. She is one of these people who really appreciates hand made things so I decided to make her a scarf. I haven’t knitted in quite a while as I get problems with my hands when I do. I have carpal tunnel syndrome and knitting for too long makes my hands go numb. It isn’t a big deal, it simply means that I have to start projects early enough to give me ample time to finish them.
The wool I used for the scarf is 65% merino wool and 35% Tussah silk. It is lovely and soft and very nice to knit with. The pattern is the Bluebird Scarf by Breean Elyse Miller, a free pattern on Ravelry. I found it quite difficult to block the scarf once it was finished as I made it a bit longer than I realised. In the end I put two towels on the floor of Little Miss Bossy-Boots’ room. I din’t have enoough pins so the edge is a bit wavy. Furthermore I had to move it twice! Here it is though in all it’s glory:
Well, almost all it’s glory… I even love the back of it.
Now, I just hope that Rachel likes it.