Finished Objects Friday – Manly Sea Eagles Scarf

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.

IMG-20130401-00200It’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.

WIP Wednesday – Progress on Manly Scarf

I finally finished Ethan’s Monster! I’ll post photos for that for Finished Objects Friday.  And I’m so pleased because that lets me progress with my husband’s birthday scarf.  Definitely won’t be finished this before his birthday (tomorrow); but we’re going away on a 3 week relaxing holiday and this is going to be the project I take with me so fingers crossed I make good progress on it while away.

Apologies for the bad lighting in these shots, the camera on my phone is playing up!

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Remembering I’m using double-knitting for this to create the reversible fabric.  It’s very slow going!

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