A Scarf for a Pilot

I have mentioned a few times that I was doing secret knitting with a deadline of last Saturday, and yes, I did finish it on time!

 

Here I have the lovely recipient of the scarf modelling on the golf course (isn’t it nice to have a willing model, usually it’s me trying to take a photo of myself!).

 

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He picked the reddish wool himself (I had to make him, because he’s very sensitive to itchy things, like my warm jerseys…).  Here is a close up of the pattern on the scarf:

 

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It was such a bright shiny day, I apologise for the glow on the photo!  Also, you can see that it is not yet cold enough in Tauranga for a scarf (a scarf and a tshirt?!), lucky us.  Today we climbed up Mount Maunganui, and it was so hot!  I can’t believe that it is already June, although I think that I will get a reminder when I go down to Wellington at the end of the month.

 

Happy Birthdaaaaaay!  (I have to admit that I did not bake that perfect Pavlova – it was my Mum!  Thanks Mum!)

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Purple lacy snuggles

I just finished knitting this loooooong snuggly scarf for my friend.  It’s not cold enough in Tauranga for a wooly scarf yet, but I’d say it is in Wellington where she is!  I used the Checkerboard Lace Scarf pattern from the Purl Bee.  It was a great in-front-of-the-TV knitting project, because it was simple enough that you can get away with not paying attention all the time, but not too simple to be boring.  It also knits up very fast with all of those YOs!

And me being all Top Model so you can see the scale of it.