Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Day Eleven

I finished another Christmas present last night.
Don't be fooled... there are still plenty more to finish off... or even start for that matter. I find the nearer I get to Christmas the more hand made presents and decorations I seem to think I'll have time to make. I'm still at that optimistic stage where I think I can do it all!
 
 
A scarf knitted in Sirdar Big Bamboo which is very soft and snuggly.  The pattern was the one printed on the yarn label but the two balls required were not enough. I used three and it is still fairly short... although long enough. 

 
When it was finished I stitched it together along its length to make a long tube, turned it through to the right side and added some oversized pompoms at each end. I thought they might make it look a bit more contemporary... young and modern. Then I wasn't so sure.

 
But I quite like them so I think they will stay.
Hope the recipient likes them too!

11 comments:

  1. Love the scarf and the pompoms - they are such fun for any age of recipient.

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  2. I think they're lovely, well the whole scarf is lovely. I haven't even started making presents yet but I'm sure panic will set in very soon!

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  3. Lovely scarf - perfect for this chilly weather. I had to chuckle at the idea of having plenty of time for making handmade gifts - me too! I did try to start early with some but as usual I end up crafting away right up to Christmas Eve. All good fun. x Jo

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  4. Very pretty scarf ...and I like the pompoms too.

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  5. The scarf is perfect and I love the pompoms.

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  6. Google Lambada Yarn....I have had a Gromit weekend with this stuff!

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  7. Gina, the scarf is a winner...and the pompoms are perfect!

    I know what you mean about realizing that perhaps the knitting that remains incomplete might just not get across the finish line in time to become gifts.

    My own needles will be clicking tonight! xo

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  8. I think the pompoms look great, the lucky person will love it!
    V xxx

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  9. I LOVE the pompoms Gina -- very, very cute!

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  10. I think it's gorgeous and the Pompoms are super

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  11. Love the pompoms! I'm also at that stage where I think I can do everything - there's nearly 2 weeks left, surely?! And why do I start to have ideas NOW and not weeks ago?!

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