you can tell i like this guy

Because I knit him a scarf. A scarf! The most boring thing to knit ever invented. A knitting staple that I have knit very rarely, because I find it so deadening to knit one thing for inches and inches and inches, with no shaping or changes.

scrunchable scarf (by mintyfreshflavor)

But there must be something different about knitting a scarf as a surprise for someone who adores you—and who you’re awful smitten with—because I loved knitting this scarf from start to finish.

scrunchable scarf (by mintyfreshflavor)

Scrunchable Scarf
Yarn: Moda Vera “Precious” (95% wool, 5% cashmere)
Balls: 7
Purchased at: Spotlight craft store in Plaza Singapura in Singapore
Needles: US 5 Addi Turbos
Width: About 6″
Length: About 56″
Started: early Jan, in other incarnations, but for reals with this pattern Thursday January 15, 2009
Completed: Friday, January 23, 2009
Notes: Not much to say, other than that I love the way this scarf is reversible and completely mindless to knit. I love the look of garter rib, so this sort of has that effect (but is reversible). I want to knit one for myself in another color! Here’s hoping he likes it, too.

scrunchable scarf (by mintyfreshflavor)

55 Responses to you can tell i like this guy

  1. caro says:

    Not only didja knit a scarf, but a scarf in garter rib. Oh wait, you’re one of those crazy ‘loves the garter rib’ types, aren’t ya.

    Nice lookin’ scarf and recipient!

  2. Julie says:

    Ah, he’s too cute (especially that dimple)! I can see why he’s fun to knit for. I’ve been planning to make it forever, but I can’t drag myself away from sweaters. I probably should get on it before scarf weather is gone…

  3. liz says:

    He looks very handsome it! And 5% cashmere? If it were me, that would really be saying something, in addition to knitting the most boring garment ever invented!

  4. Wanett says:

    Knitting long rectangles kills a part of my soul with every stitch, too

    He looks like he loves it! He hangs with enough crafty types round flickr to have a good idea of the work it took :)

  5. Trish says:

    I’m seconding everyone who loves that smile of his! You are one lucky duck. But then again, so is he….finding someone to make a scarf that perfect for him.

  6. leo says:

    Soooo cute. I love this little sequence of pictures so much. But wait. Why didn’t you include that one of you smashing the snow in his face? :)

  7. Barbara says:

    Hi, I have been a “lurker” for ages; I love reading your blog. I just wanted to let you know that I mentioned/awarded you a “Creative Blogger Award” over on my blog. There really is no pressure to pass it on if you want to skip! (Hi, I have been a “lurker” for ages; I love reading your blog. I just wanted to let you know that I mentioned/awarded you a “Creative Blogger Award” over on my blog. There really is no pressure to pass it on if you want to skip!)

  8. Rebecca says:

    It’s gorgeous and what a handsome scarf wearer. I am totally with you on scarves being boring to knit and yet they are one of the nicest things to wear.

  9. Ell says:

    Too cute. I find scarves boring as well, but so gratifying when they’re done, because I have a warm neck – yay! I love how this one turned out – color, knit, all!

    That grin is pretty adorable too. :D

  10. michelle says:

    Wish I could also say “they’re so easy I get bored”. I have not quite reached that point. Yet. And that scarf looks awesome but you know that already. :-)

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