Meet My Valentine:
I finally finished my Hubby’s scarf, and even got some pictures! No one deserves it more. He has waited patiently for over a year for his “simple” scarf, and I was thrilled to finally be able to give it to him just in time for Valentine’s Day. He’s the love of my life, and the sweetest, best friend and husband I could ever have dreamed of. I know it’s a little sappy, but it has to be said. Oh, and he’s a super Daddy too!
Lil One saw the scarf blocking in my studio and pronounced “It’s beautiful! Daddy will look like a prince, and be happily married.” Well, yes actually, that does seem to be the case. 😉
The scarf seemed to take forever to complete – from failed attempts to blend impossibly mis-matched dye lots, to waiting 6 months for matching replacements, to the stop and go progress as I kept setting it aside for more “pressing” knits, every step of the way it was anything but quick. He really does love it though, and I love him, so all that time and fuss was totally worth it. I designed the Sweet Ginger Scarf for him one year and three months ago along with the Scarlet Sparkler Scarf as a “His and Hers” set of reversible sock yarn scarves using the soft and elegant Madelinetosh Sock Yarn I had come to love for next-to-neck knitting. We both like flexible thinner fabric that we can toss, tuck and layer at will, so a sock yarn that was worked in a completely reversible pattern suits our style perfectly. For him, I didn’t want to get too ornate, but I didn’t want to fall asleep at the needles either. The happy medium was a simple masculine checker pattern, with a section of reversible 2 over 2 cable to give it just a little interest. The yarn worked up beautifully with a soft feel, lovely drape, and I couldn’t be happier with the result.
Knitting is one of the ways I say “I love you”, and this is no exception. Every stitch is a hug and kiss for my amber-eyed, sweet Valentine, always and forever.
Hope you had a very Happy Valentine’s day everyone!