05 June 2013

The Garter Stitch Scarf

Nothing flash.  Nothing fancy.  Just a simple garter stitch scarf.  For my hubby.  Started last Winter when I was sitting with him in the hospital.  I needed something simple to focus on, so what better than row upon row of mindless knit knit knitting!!

So, why has it taken so long you may ask?  1.  Other projects got in the way.  2.  I got a full-time job.  3. I forgot about it.  4.  I got tired of those rows of knit-knit stitch.  5.  My daughters wanted a blanket each.  6  I took up piano lessons.  7.  I've been reading a lot and I can't read and knit at the same time (sigh... wouldn't that be brilliant?)  8.  It was no longer cold, wintery and scarf-like weather and seemed silly to knit a scarf in the summertime.  9.  My daughters still want a blanket each.  Is nine excuses enough?

Anyway, it's finished now, and you know what I love about a finished project?  The main thing is that something that has been lovingly worked is ready for use, but I also love to cross a project off my Very Long List of Unfinished Projects!!  I'm now ready to re-address The List and see What-Comes-Next.

I love it when Girl 2 asks very politely if she could "please have a scarf just like Daddy's but with brighter colours?"  And of course I will make her one, but I did suggest that perhaps I should finish her blanket first, so that's what my evenings are now filled with, bright and cheery crochet colours.  Will share some new squares with you soon!

I aspire to the cable stitch!!

Never a model about when you need one!!
Have a happy day.


  1. Well done Trudy, nice to tick another project off the list.
    Scarf looks great, perfect project for sitting round in hospitals, take you r mind off things but not too tricky you need to concentrate too much.
    Certainly scarf weather........hope all is well with you......

    Claire x

  2. This will set you up just right for winter, great colour combination! :) x

  3. I love it. great colours for a guy....and garter stitch is still my fav stitch, looks great.

  4. The colours are perfect for a bloke, and it's nicely autumnal too. I love a garter stitch striped scarf. It's my knitting forte! Hope all is well with you Trudy. xx

  5. I sure he will be snug and appreciate your efforts! don't mention Dr Who!! or would it be a bit brighter for that! happy crafting, don't work too hard, Heather x

  6. Lol..can't read and knit at the same time.

  7. I like it ... very manly! For me audio books solve the knit/read dilemma :)

  8. How old are your daughters? Old enough to knit or crochet themselves a scarf?

    1. One girl doesn't like to knit or crochet, but my younger girl could easily make her own scarf but she wants me to do it for her!


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