Thursday, February 10, 2011


is reason for my lack of posting (or laundry or anything else for that matter). I have been knitting like mad on a scarf I was commissioned to make for an Etsy customer. I was thrilled to be commissioned and had fun making it but I confess I think I undersold my services as I underestimated how long it would take me to knit the cable pattern for 5 + feet. It was fun at first but I had just finished my sweater spinning and was waiting for the wool to dry when I got the commission, so rather than casting on my sweater right away I needed to finish (the deadline to get it to her was Feb 14th and that is the delivery date, not the finish date) in a hurry. I think I knit approximately 5-9 inches per day while doing it. At about the halfway point I went to the grand opening of Yellow House Yarns and found the perfect yarn to make a skirt and now I have two projects I am dying to start and this one that I HAVE to finish.But I stuck with it and met my goal and got the scarf finished yesterday and out in the mail today. Thank you to Paypal for their super easy invoicing!
The pattern is Dr. Montville's Double Helix Seaman Scarf. A scarf with a Double Helix DNA strand done in cabling. Very cool, especially for those geek/biology sorts who are into that sorta thing (don't worry I am one of them...not knocking people here).
And hey, the slide-in black background for my light box is pretty snazzy no?


Alexis AKA MOM said...

Wow my dear it is so COOL looking!!! You are amazing and they will love it! The design really is beautiful!

Amy said...

It looks amazing!!

tweetey30 said...

That is cool. its like that Dr Who scarf I made for a lady in Philly last year. Its in my sold section of my etsy site.. He has a 14 foot scarf and she only wanted a ten foot scarf.. But it seemed like it took forever.