My ginormous Hitchhiker is finished, It has been soaked and dried, and you know what I really like it. I fixed the error spot again and it looks a bit better. Now you know my eyes are going to go to it every time but I am not so sure any one else will notice it.
It is long, I mean really long at 80 inches across, but I think that is what makes it fun. It definitely elongated during the soaking it got after it was finished. It also became a lot more lovely to the touch. Perfect for around your neck.
Made with Plymouth Yarn Co. Happy Feet DK with size 7 needles. I used approximately 460 yards of the yarn, I only have a tiny ball left. I only made 31 one of the teeth, it calls for 42 but that would have made this ginormous scarf super ginormous and we can't have that. I think it is definitely gift worthy and it will be going to my babysitter. She deserves a splash of color!
Thank you Teresa for encouraging (or being an enabler) us to join in your Hitchhiker KAL. This is a great pattern that takes very little brain power for this time of year, which is exactly what I need right now. I have already started number two.
I also started and finished this Queen Anne's Lace Scarf for the teachers presents. That is number 8 finished for that group of gifts for Little Buddy's teachers and therapists at school. I hope they actually realize this is a scarf and not something else, like last years Christmas present fiasco.
I wanted to show you a needlepoint I made for my parents years and years ago when I was fresh out of college and living in Virginia. I retrieved this from their condo after my Dad passed away.
I spent months of this and gave it to them for Christmas one year. It is a counted cross stitch pattern that I needle pointed onto a blank canvas, so basically it was a counted needle point. I swear this project almost drove me to the brink of craziness with all that counting and stitching. Now you know why I am in awe of all of you who actually cross stitch, I can never even attempt it after doing this piece,
Hope you are all having a good week, we are almost at the half way point! Hooray!