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Old 01-15-2013, 03:48 PM   #1
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My very first FO!
I am back from a long, LONG hiatus! I first posted the beginnings of my scarf way back in December 2011. Then I got really busy with my writing, and then it was summer and I had trouble motivating myself to knit a scarf I couldn't use for months. Then in the fall I learned how to drive for the first time even though I just turned 31 (birthday was yesterday!). I'm a city girl and I had never learned before.

But I finally finished last night, and here it is! Harry Potter Ravenclaw scarf, book colors, older style from the first two movies. I accidentally added two extra pieces of fringe than what the pattern called for because I looked at the photo wrong, but it ended up being a good thing because of the other end of the scarf, which is the first thing I knit ever, is a bit wider and needed the extra fringe to avoid looking empty.



Next up will be attempting to knit a hat to go with it.
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:01 PM   #2
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Very impressive! Perseverance Furthers, as they say. And this is a bunch of stitches -- especially for a first project. An excellent job!
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:24 PM   #3
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Beautiful! First project or not, that's a great scarf. As for the fringe, doing what works for you is what matters. Well done!
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:50 PM   #4
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Thanks! It was sooo many stitches. It was knit in the round and I think each row was 70 stitches. The biggest mistake is right in the middle in one of the gold (aka "closest thing to bronze I could find") stripes where I made a small mistake, tried to fix it, and ended up making it worse. But that part will usually be wrapped around my neck anyway, so that luckily worked out well. And while it was drying, my cat decided it was a toy and frayed one of the stitches in a blue stripe a bit, so I sort of poked the fraying back into the tube with a yarn needle.

And because it was in the round, it's so warm! yay! I wish I had gotten into knitting and Harry Potter at a more normal time so that the scarf would be less behind the times, but that's ok.

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Old 01-15-2013, 06:01 PM   #5
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It looks spectacular. Any Ravenclaw would be thrilled! lol Don't worry about booboos. Even we experienced knitters make them all the time. It is part of not being perfect.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:53 PM   #6
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Yay for you! that looks great!!
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That turned out lovely. Your stitches look so nice and even--no mistakes visible to these eyes!

I'm not much of a HP fan (read the books--meh!), but I wouldn't mind having a scarf similar to this. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:31 PM   #8
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A beautifully knit scarf. Congratulations on sticking with it and seeing it through to completion. Knit in the round it will definitely be warm.
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Brenda, I could probably use dishcloths more now than I could back then. I still lived at home in '05 because it was my first year out of college and I couldn't afford an apartment yet.

Lizars, I used this pattern: http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/fe...ehogwartsscarf. Their link to yarn recommendations is broken though, so I just went with a wool/acrylic blend. They also have patterns on that site for the scarves of the later movies. And I think this is the hat I'm going to attempt next with the leftover yarn: http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/fe...ng/poastylehat
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:15 PM   #10
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Perfect work! Your stitches are so even! Love the colors, too!
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