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DC’s Birthday Gift

While knitting like crazy to finish Christmas gifts, I tend to drag my knitting with me wherever I go.  It works out even better if I am not the driver because I can use the travel time to knit also.  One of the places that I ALWAYS take knitting projects is the knitting group on Wednesdays.  While knitting the scarves for Son and DIL, DC admired them and mentioned that she, “wished that she had a friend that loved her enough to knit one for her”.  So, you can probably guess what she received for her birthday gift…

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All boxed up and ready for DC!

As soon as I finished with tatting the snowflakes for Christmas gift exchange I got busy knitting the scarf and beret.  The hat works up really quickly so I started with that.  I needed the boost of actually finishing a project…

Then I tucked into the scarf.  Each color stripe took me one hour and just over 35 minutes.  There was 19 color stripes.  Every time that I could grab a few minutes here and there to work on it, I would sit down and get to work.  As with most projects, I was tired of working on the project long before it was done. (actually it is probably more a case of other projects trying to temp me away).

On this past Monday it was my plan to come home after Monday Run-Day and finish the last two stripes, work in the ends and add the fringe.  What ended up happening was that I fell asleep while knitting.  :-/

I did manage to finish it the next.  Here is the story of the last night:

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Waiting for the last two stripes and fringe
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I love this row counter!  Completely saved my sanity

Pixie was tired of me using my ‘dog petters’ for knitting.  After a brief lovey session I bribed her to lay down so I could continue to work.

Ends woven in.  Tails  cut off. My yarn threader is also a life saver!

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All done!

For me, a project is not done until it has been cleaned up after.

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Here is the partial skeins all made into center pull balls ready to be put away.  😀  Done

 

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