I finally finished the Melon Scarf (from “Victorian Lace Today”), the night of Kerry’s going away party (August 2nd, 2008). I think this project took a year from start to finish, and was even lost for a few months. I had intended it to be given to Kerry for her birthday in December 2007, and then for her last speech, but it was finally ready a couple of days before she went to Timor.
I’m really happy with the final result, but the border really kicked my butt. The scarf itself was a pleasure to knit, but this was my first attempt at a knitted on border, and I really wasn’t prepared for it to take longer to knit than the body!
The yarn is OnLine – a Croatian Tree Wool (cotton) and Viscose blend. It has a gorgeous lustre, a fabulous drape, and the colour is rich and splendid, but it was splitty, slippery, and a bitch to join one ball to the next. The whole thing will probably degrade into a pile of knots the first time it is washed or comes across a harsh breeze, but I have come to terms with that and am glad to have the thing out of my life.
The invisible omnipotent being only knows how many balls of yarn I used on the project, what needles, and all that other juicy knitting blog content that you get on real knitting blogs. All I know now is that it is done…
…and I rock!
Note: I apologise for the dodgy background. Photographs were taken in the bathroom, due to it having the best lighting in the house at 8pm, as we were due at the party at 7pm. The scarf was not blocked, and probably still smells of stale beer from a pub knitting accident.
Note Also that the model for this shot is the ubiquitous bathroom bottle of Passion Pop. But that is another story.