Friday, February 15, 2013

Fiber Arts Friday: Pay-it-Forward, part 1

In early January I signed up to participate in a Pay-it-Forward project.

As a participant, I will receive something nice at some point in 2013 and offered to provide five somethings nice during the course of this year.  I had four takers and have finished the first project.

The first recipient is our Massage Therapist.  She's a generous soul and I completely adore her.  Her heat went out more than once (so far) this winter, so I decided to make her a cosy scarf.

I chose the The Minimalist Scarf and had a good amount of an Autumny Manos del Uruguay yarn in my stash that was waiting for the perfect something... some yarns have to come home with you even if they have no specific project.

I was about 1/3 through this project when I realized the error of my purling ways, so I continued to knit standard and purl through the back loop.


It's a little wider and a lot longer than the pattern called for.  Just the way I like it.


I hear she likes it too.  :-)


Happy Fiber Arts Friday.

12 comments:

Chrisknits said...

Love the color. I am sure it is keeping her cozy.

Melissa said...

It turned out really nice....I'm sure she won't even know you were purling incorrectly.

MarmePurl said...

Yes...some yarns just must come home with you.
Such a nice scarf. Such a nice gift. Such a nice giver.

Alittlebitsheepish said...

Very pretty, lovely yarn and I agree that long scarves are best

Carol said...

Beautiful colors and it looks so soft and warm!

Vivian said...

I love Manos yarns, the colors are so rich and saturated. The scarf looks very warm and cozy, love it!

Most of my yarn purchased don't have a purpose. It usually goes something like, "this is enough for a shawl" or "this nice big pack will be good for a sweater". I think that's why project planning is such a big chore for me!

TracyAnn said...

Nice..the colors are beautiful :)

TracyAnn from www.crochethappy.com

Cathy said...

I really like your purling through back loop, makes an interesting stitch pattern... yes I can always find yarn that simply *has* to come home with me ;)

Gracey is not my name.... said...

Great scarf...love the colors...

katie metzroth said...

What a lovely idea and what a very pretty scarf!

Christine said...

Ooh, lovely! Lucky lady. :)

WonderWhyGal said...

Love the color and the photograph. A perfect pay it forward gift.