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The.Knitter
12-03-2007, 02:36 PM
OK so here is a picture of the beginning of the first seven foot scarf. I knit this in Bernat Soft Boucle. It is a very soft squishy soft of scarf. She requested not fancy and very long and thin, so that is what I am knitting.

Gretaoto
12-03-2007, 02:58 PM
It looks soo soft, I like it!

ritaw
12-03-2007, 03:00 PM
Looking good. :)

Jan in CA
12-03-2007, 03:40 PM
Looks good! How thin is it? I know my daughter like them thin.. about 4 inches wide.

I don't see how you are possibly going to get all of them done in time w/o killing yourself! Maybe you could finish this one, add an IOU to it and see how she reacts to it first? Knowing her history and all..

Abbily
12-03-2007, 03:41 PM
Mmmm, that does look really soft! :)

The.Knitter
12-03-2007, 03:46 PM
Looks good! How thin is it? I know my daughter like them thin.. about 4 inches wide.



Thanks! I CO 27 sts and am using US 9 needles. The scarf is four and a half inches wide, using Bernat Soft Boucle. It is very nice and drapey and sooo soft, BUT this yarn is a pain to knit with because of all the little bumps in it.

I truly wonder if anything I knit for her or her family is good enough. I do my best and that is all that I can do. She refuses to try to understand that these things take time. I have told her if I do not finish, she will get wrapped yarn under the tree. Her response to that was ... well it is not like I am going to use them for a functional purpose Mom, they are for decoration only so it does not matter to me if you get them done in time.

That one hurt! I just totally give up!! I will keep knitting and get as much done as I can.

And life goes on.....

iwouldratherbeknitting
12-03-2007, 05:08 PM
That's a good idea..

I think that I would do the same thing- just knit one for Christmas.. and then wait on the others. That's too much of a time commitment or yarn $ to make 3 seven foot long scarves.. as a last minute request.

I would just say that there was no way that you could do but ONE OF THE SCARVES.. because.. it takes so much time.. and you still had other knitting to work on too. Then, if she absolutely loves it.. puts it on and won't take it off (even inside) .. then, I'd work on another scarf.

The.Knitter
12-03-2007, 05:12 PM
I already have all the yarn I will need to make the three scarves. I got it the night she asked for the scarves. This way, I do not need to make an extra trip to start a second, or even a third scarf (I know, I know, I am dreaming!).

Jan in CA
12-03-2007, 05:51 PM
Her response to that was ... well it is not like I am going to use them for a functional purpose Mom, they are for decoration only so it does not matter to me if you get them done in time.

:hmm:

I think what she means is they aren't going to be used for warmth, just for looks, but still. :hug: Maybe she needs an etiquette book along with a scarf.

Abbily
12-03-2007, 05:57 PM
:hmm:

Maybe she needs an etiquette book along with a scarf.

Jan took the words right out of my mouth. Bless you for continuing to knit in the face of such a lack of gratitude or tact.

Dangles
12-03-2007, 06:27 PM
Looks great.

ecb
12-03-2007, 09:46 PM
I did this scarf on a 29" Size 9 Circular needle
it was almost 300 Stitches, and I did 4 rows of each color
my 12yo Daughter LOVES it, and actively sabtages me every time I try to sell it

ecb

dustinac
12-03-2007, 10:43 PM
:happydance:Looks great and very cozy...:hug:


ecb~very pretty...I made one like that but in different colors...it's my favorite one to wear...I need to drag it out for this year :happydance:

jess_hawk
12-04-2007, 01:55 AM
Three seven foot scarves!? **eek**
I don't do scarves because I get bored with them - I did three last Christmas and decided that four feet was long enough, as they all just do the fold in half method. Granted, the gift I took the most time with was the least appreciated (less even than the hat that didn't fit anyone and looked HORRIBLE, because that one made a great frisbee).

The.Knitter
12-04-2007, 02:00 AM
LMAO at `great frisbee` cuz that is sooo funny! I am sure that even if it looked unflattering it was probably warm and comfy.

Yes, I got suckered into three of them. My DD can never just ask for one small thing, she HAS to have it all! Bored or not bored, I have to go on as it is the only thing she wants for Christmas this year. I will do my best to get as far as I can with them.

Eccie
12-04-2007, 09:03 AM
Bored or not bored, I have to go on as it is the only thing she wants for Christmas this year. I will do my best to get as far as I can with them.

Were it me, I'd give her coal for Christmas. Such an attitude doesn't deserve all the time and effort in my opinion.

The.Knitter
12-12-2007, 08:05 AM
The Saga of Scarf Hell continues... :hair:

OK now is when I NEED motivation. I have the blue scarf finished except weaving in the ends, the white scarf is sitting at 36" and the green scarf is sitting at 28" at this time.

I made an error in judgement on the white scarf. I chose size US 7 needles. It is taking forever to show any progress. The green scarf however, I CO yesterday morning and it is going quickly. I am using size US 10's and the Eve's Rib pattern. I still don't think I will be finished them all by Christmas, but I am trying hard.

Someone care to give me a boot in the butt and make me knit faster? PLEASE.......

:waah:

dustinac
12-12-2007, 08:46 AM
:teehee: I would prolly just finish one and tell her that is all I could do... that is just to much before Christmas...she *should* understand...

ritaw
12-12-2007, 08:46 AM
BEND over , Here comes my big boot lol.
Seriously ! you are doing so great. Breath in and relax and have a coffee. :)

The.Knitter
12-12-2007, 08:51 AM
MMMMmmmm coffee, one more excuse not to knit the white scarf. Good idea! BRB going to put on the coffee...

Abbily
12-12-2007, 11:25 AM
Perhaps you could wrap up the 'in progress' scarves, along with a screen shot from this website showing the list of 'how to knit' videos available? :)

Jan in CA
12-12-2007, 12:50 PM
Perhaps you could wrap up the 'in progress' scarves, along with a screen shot from this website showing the list of 'how to knit' videos available? :)

:yay:

You asked for it... http://bestsmileys.com/kick/2.gif

The.Knitter
12-12-2007, 11:35 PM
Is it awful that I should hate the sight of these scarves right now? I wrapped all the other presents tonight. Just those scarves left to wrap IF I should ever get them knit so I can wrap them. I think I shall dream about boucle in my sleep for months after this project or perhaps have nightmares about flying knitting needles chasing me around the livingroom.

knitgal
12-12-2007, 11:48 PM
Oh Christine, I can't believe she said that! You don't deserve to be spoken to that way. I hope that Jan is right and that all she meant was that the scarves are meant to be pretty and not warm- but we DO live in Canada...
Anyways, don't kill yourself pulling all nighters to get the scarves done. It's just not worth it. Relax and knit something you enjoy for a while. This could make you hate knitting *gasp!*, so don't worry about it! I still have half a blanket to knit....EEK!
Also, I recomment reading the yarn harlot's blog- she's on a tight Christmas knitting schedule right now and it will make you laugh at how stressed out she is.

The.Knitter
12-13-2007, 12:03 AM
My my, she is stressed out isn't she? I wonder if that is what I look like to other people right now? *wonders*

The.Knitter
12-13-2007, 02:18 AM
OK bedtime for Bonzo here. I can't knit one more stitch. Tomorrow you can all kick my butt again...

MAmaDawn
12-13-2007, 10:02 AM
It looks GREAT!!!! And I agree that she SHOULD understand if you can't get 3 done before Christmas...

The.Knitter
12-13-2007, 12:08 PM
Don't count on that MamaDawn, she just told me that "she KNOWS I'll be finished the scarves in time for Christmas". I don't understand how she could KNOW that as she did not ask how long it would take when she placed her order. I have the grandchildren all weekend so I won't get much knitting done and that means I loose three days.

"Scarf Hell" continues...

MMario
12-13-2007, 12:23 PM
Size 7 needles? size 10? the one for my nephew is one ZEROES!!!! talk about knitting for hours and seeing no progress!

The.Knitter
12-13-2007, 12:25 PM
Size 0, OMG that must have taken you forever, was it a seven footer as well?

mhansen
12-14-2007, 12:11 AM
Looks very soft. I like it.

The.Knitter
12-14-2007, 12:14 AM
The green scarf is now sitting at 56" and the white is still at 36". Each has to be 84". I'm getting there. I still have 11 days to go, so perhaps I'll be done in time, who knows...

ArtLady1981
12-14-2007, 01:44 AM
Yummy color! Knit on! Looking forward to the final! :thumbsup:

dawnk777
12-26-2007, 08:11 PM
Did you ever finish the scarves? I finally had time to remember this today, and I'm wondering!

The.Knitter
12-26-2007, 11:55 PM
No, I didn't get the final one finished. I took sick a week ago and am just starting to feel better. I wrapped up the final scarf half done and the extra ball of yarn and then wrapped up the two that were finished. She seems pleased.

dawnk777
12-27-2007, 01:06 AM
Wow, you did well. Did you take any pictures? Are you going to still finish the 3rd one?

The.Knitter
12-27-2007, 01:19 AM
Sorry I did not take any pictures. I wrapped it up yesterday and afterwards I thought oops, I forgot to take any pics. So sorry. Thanks for the support. Yes I will finish the third scarf before the week is out I hope. I will take it to her on Saturday if I can get it done by then. I`ll try to remember to take a shot of it before I relinquish it.

dawnk777
12-27-2007, 04:46 PM
Your daughter doesn't realize how lucky she is, that you worked so hard for her! I hope you can get a picture of them, but no biggie if it doesn't work out.

ah
12-29-2007, 12:41 PM
I hope you feel better AND your daughter appreciates the scarves.