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colleen114 01-15-2013 03:48 PM

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.

mojo11 01-15-2013 04:01 PM

:cheering: Very impressive! Perseverance Furthers, as they say. And this is a bunch of stitches -- especially for a first project. An excellent job!

GrumpyGramma 01-15-2013 04:24 PM

Beautiful! First project or not, that's a great scarf. As for the fringe, doing what works for you is what matters. Well done! :thumbsup:

colleen114 01-15-2013 05:50 PM

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. :aww:

nonny2t 01-15-2013 06:01 PM

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.

Jan in CA 01-15-2013 08:53 PM

Yay for you! :yay: that looks great!!

Antares 01-16-2013 11:17 AM

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!

salmonmac 01-16-2013 10:29 PM

Excellant scarf, beautifully knit. I've made a HP scarf myself, also in the round and it is a slog. You've made a lovely, warm scarf and just in time for the coldest days of the winter. Hat should be fun too!

SandsLVT 01-16-2013 11:02 PM

Great job! What yarn did you use?

Jan in CA 01-17-2013 12:00 AM

Just be glad it's not a Dr. who scarf! If you knit that in the round you'd be an old lady before it was done. It's like 12ft long! :zombie:

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