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Friday, January 8, 2010

This shouldn't be so difficult...........

If you're a Ravelry member, you may have seen the Hogwarts House tie. It is striped with the house colors. Well, my oldest son does not go to Hogwarts, but he does wear a tie as part of his school uniform, and I'm a little surprised to recollect that this is his 4th year and I've never knit him a tie. What have I been wasting my knitting time on? As you can see below, I still haven't knit him a tie striped in school colors. (I have bemoaned the difficulty of finding both school colors in the same yarn before. When I made this scarf.) I clearly don't know how to photograph this yarn to best advantage...............
This is an easy pattern. Yet, I have ripped and re-knit soooo many times. I'm blaming this yarn. It is very difficult to see the individual stitches, It's a great nubbly texture, and mixed colors. You can see the black and white in it okay, but that other color is a khaki/olive mixture with a nice variation of proportion of khaki to olive. It is Red Heart Casual Cot'n, and I'd've provided a link, but it's discontinued. Which explains why I have some of it. Reduced price at a discount store. Thrifty knitter, that's me.....
I've made great progress on this tie, and will probably finish tonight. Now that I have the rhythm of the pattern, I think I'll pull out the leftovers from making the scarf and see if I can't make the same tie, this time with the stripes. I'll try to show pics of this tie, anyway, once I've finished and blocked it.

1 comment:

Emily Anne said...

I love knitting. And, yes, I believe it's hard sometimes... :)