Over the years I have knit for lots of people – friends, family and myself. One person who has not received very many hand knitted gifts is my husband. He has two scarves that were knitted in the first year of my getting reacquainted with knitting. One is a hunter green ribbed knit scarf – don’t remember the yarn. It has held up over the years and still looks good. Unfortunately this is not the scarf he wears on a regular basis. The scarf he loves to wear because it is so wide is one made with Lion Homespun. Now don’t get me wrong – I am not a yarn snob – but this scarf has not held up well over the years. It is a fuzzy mess – but he loves it.
I never realized how much it bothered me until we were in a yarn shop in St. Michael’s Maryland and the lady working there asked if I had made his scarf. I was so embarrassed because it really is pathetic looking.
He still refuses to give up this scarf -until I replace it. So I knit him a sideways garter stitch scarf using a variety of wool yarns leftover from other projects. It is made with browns, rusts, golds and creams. It has been a simple TV project over the past few days and will look great with his brown suede jacket.
The only problem is that I realized it will not match his black wool top coat – the one with the wide open neck – the one with which he wears the ugly scarf. Now I have to make him a second scarf – nice and wide – so he’ll give up his ugly scarf. Unless somehow the ugly scarf just gets lost in the house…………….hmmmmmm.
Even I am not that evil.