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ADAllen
06-17-2007, 12:00 AM
I've been itching to knit ever since we got back from Europe, so I ordered some Vacation (http://www.knitpicks.com/Vacation_YD5420116.html) and Get Away (http://www.knitpicks.com/Get+Away_YD5420117.html) from KP to make a couple toddler ponchos. When I knit up the Get Away, I didn't like it as much. The colors didn't seem to pop and it just looked kinda muddy so I decided to scrap that project and use both the yarns to make Dawn's Scarf (http://www.knitpicks.com/Dawn%27s+Scarf_PD50421220.html). I couldn't figure out the Twisted Drop Stitch so I just ended up doing 2 YO, because I knew they would give me what I was looking for. Now my impromptu scarf is almost half done.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1102/558745012_5d4b4607c5.jpghttp://farm2.static.flickr.com/1390/559038961_7668273db7.jpg

I can't yet decide if it is absolutely adorable, or absolutely hideous. I'm afraid that it is definitely going to be a love or hate scarf when I am finished.

losnana
06-17-2007, 08:55 AM
I LIKE it.

ADAllen
06-17-2007, 11:41 PM
Well here it is finished:
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1378/562765158_47ffd826b7.jpg


and here is my hubby and I being silly and taking pictures like the girl on the pattern:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1132/563134153_0b5fc8e9da.jpg

I still don't know how I feel about the colors. Maybe it will make a good gift for someone bright and sunny.

Is there something I should do to keep the ends of my tassels from fraying?

PixieKnits
06-17-2007, 11:58 PM
I like it! :) Great work!

marykz
06-18-2007, 12:14 PM
I think its super cute- it looks soft and bright. and about the fraying: I'm not sure if this is "kosher" for real knitters but I dab a bit of clear nail polish on the end (think end of shoelace, but not as much). just enough to keep the plys together without feeling stiff....

Quiltlady
06-18-2007, 06:08 PM
You did a great job on the scarf. I love the colors.

JamOKnit
06-18-2007, 08:26 PM
Very nice!!! I love the drop stitch design. I think it's a great color combination, very cheerful for those blah winter days! Good going!

ADAllen
06-18-2007, 09:46 PM
thanks everyone. It has been sitting next to me at my computer desk and I think it may be growing on me. Maybe if it gets cold enough to want a scarf this winter I'll be loving it ;)