Friday, January 30, 2009

two that went

This is one of those mindless projects, a smidge dull even, that you finish and think, Eh. Then you put it on, step back, and go, Wait a minute ... not too shabby. Not too shabby at all.

It's not mine though. In fact, I mailed it to its rightful owner today. I made it as part of a prize package that I donated to our Knitters for Obama Ravelry group. Through 600 people, we raised an astonishing $32,000 to donate to the Obama campaign. Honestly, when I saw how well that raffle was going -- all the determination and generosity -- I knew Obama would win. I had to be a part of it, so I gave the scarf and a Knitpicks gift certificate. The raffle ended Nov 1st, and I sent the gift certificate off right away, but y'all know I didn't have the scarf done. I'd started it not knowing whom I'd be giving it to, and after watching the colors repeat a couple of times, had grown bored with knitting it. I finally picked it up again last week. If I hadn't set it aside, it would've been a quick knit.

I'm thinking of making one for myself, since I've got another skein of the yarn. But that would probably take me another three months.

Project Notes
Obama Raffle Scarf
: Just a simple bias-knit scarf,
courtesy of Lion Brand.
Yarn: Universal Yarns Classic Shades, #704 (Used about 3/4ths of a skein.)
Needles: Size 13 Lantern Moons. I find them unwieldy because I usually use circulars, but damn they're
Fun factor: Not too high, but anything for The Prez.

Remember this little "rocket to the moon" pinafore?

It's been a while since I made it. Mister Stevens bought it for his new Goddaughter, sweet Soleil. I just love a pinafore. I want to make them all the time.


Stacy said...

The scarf is great.... wonderful colors.

Isn't it amazing how much the Ravelry group raised? I'm so glad I was part of that.

j.kaori said...

Your scarf is beautiful --- the colors are amazing. I didn't even know about that rav group --- I need to get in touch more. And the pinafore is adorable!

Orchidophile said...

Ravelry is no joke! When the members set their minds on a goal, the mission will be accomplished!

I have a similar scarf. Nice product for little effort.

woolanthropy said...

I love the colors of the scarf! You are sporting a fine figure in the pic too.

Anonymous said...

NEEDLE POWER! That's an impressive sum collected!!!

Could you email me please sappm.


golden star said...

Great projects and wonderful items. Congratulations!

jenna! said...

I love the scarf, the reason for the scarf and the pinafore! Fabulous all around!!

afrowalking said...

LOVE THE SCARF AND STANCE :-) You make me wanna wear more color ... and you know how I feel about that!

Look at that cutie pa tootie dress!