A Valentine’s Day scarf

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I knitted a scarf!

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Obviously, I am quite thrilled with myself. I learned to knit about a month ago and have finally finished my first knitted project. I found the pattern as a free download on Raverly and purchased the yarn at The Knitting Loft in D.C. (you can read more about all that here). The yarn is made from recycled blue jeans. How cool is that? The pattern is called the Wainscott Ribbed Scarf and was very simple to create. Unfortunately, it came out a tad shorter than I would have liked. I purchased the recommended amount of yarn and ran out before it was the length I wanted. Despite that, it’s very wearable and was the perfect project for a newbie knitter like me who knows only the basics.

I took it slow and only knit a row or two every evening. I’m sure if you devoted substantial time to the project (or knit a lot faster than I do) you could finish this project in significantly less time.

When I chose the pattern and purchased the yarn, I intended to give the finished scarf to my boyfriend for his birthday. I think the ribbing is manly and the blue-jean yarn gives it a bit of a tough-guy feel. Since I’m finished with it a bit sooner than I’d anticipated, I’ve decided to give it to him for Valentine’s Day instead. (He doesn’t read this blog, so I don’t think I’m giving anything away). With the recent cold weather in D.C., I’m hopeful that this scarf will keep him warm and thinking of me  during his travels about town.

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Today’s purchases: Visions of plum

Apparently, plum was on my mind today. This is what I brought home from my afternoon errands:

Sheep(ish) yarn in Plumish and Magentaish. (I've signed up for a crochet class on Craftsy.com! They've totally hooked me...)

Sheep(ish) yarn in Plumish and Magentaish. (I’ve signed up for a crochet class on Craftsy.com! They’ve totally hooked me…)

Knit fabric for the dress I'm going to make as part of Craftsy.com's Sewing with Knits class.

Knit fabric for the dress I’m going to make as part of Craftsy.com’s Sewing with Knits class.

Flowers from Whole Foods

Flowers from Whole Foods

Incidentally, I am wearing a plum shirt with the brown puffy skirt today. It’s the only plum colored piece of clothing I own. My subconscious must want more plum.