This FOF has been a long time coming. Years ago when I first started to knit seriously (after a long break in my teens and 20s) my then boyfriend would look at me askance and say “Who are you and what have you done with my girlfriend?”.
I put up with all the needling and gentle fun he poked at me, it was all done in good humour. Then I started to get better and make gifts for my girlfriends and for the little people around me. Never did I think I would make something for him, I thought he would consider a knitted gift to be a bit nerdy and uncool.
Then one day the gentle needling turned into a “Well you’ve never made me anything!”. It was such a surprise! I didn’t even realise he secretly wanted me to make him something!
It took a little while before I decided on the idea for this scarf. At first it was going to be just a simple garter scarf in his team colours. I even got started on it but then was too bored to finish! Then I learned double-knitting and the plan for the reversible fabric and “Manly” written into it took shape.
My very first WIP Wednesday post was about this scarf – WIP Wednesday – Manly Sea Eagles Scarf.
I took it with me everywhere, from our Vietnam honeymoon to a weekend away down the NSW South Coast for my father-in-law’s 70th.
Another WIP Wednesday update in January showed a bit of progress.
Here it is being modeled by it’s very happy new owner. His mates are all very jealous and he’ll stay very warm during those cold winter games! I wish you could see the pleased grin on his face, but I’m a bit funny about posting face pictures and I think he’d prefer it this way.
It’s finally done! And now I’m going to devote myself to learning the art of knitting socks. Probably won’t have a FOF for a while now so I’m going to relish this one as long as I can! Check out other Finished Objects on Tami’s Blog.