10.26.2006

i apologize in advance...

for the really bad lighting.

this time of year sucks for photography...not that i am the best photographer, but CLEARLY this is not even in the right color range for reality. i guess if i was a good photographer, i would know how to compensate for this and trick the eye. anyway, we are not here to debate my photography skills (or are we?!?) so let's get to the knitting...

recently, a friend asked if would be willing to donate some of my creative work to a GPA MN fundraiser. of course, i said yes and immediately thought it would be a knitted item. being that the event was being held in october AND in minneapolis, i thought what a better way to celebrate the cold fall months than with a scarf.

i created this elongated chevron scarf using blue sky alpacas' sport weight 100% baby alpaca in natural taupe. it was a pretty easy pattern to do, just one that you had to pay attention to where you left off when you set it down to get a refill on coffee. 'cause let me tell you, it's a pain to knit a repeat and take a look down and realize that the chevron started going in the worng direction. i must have done that a couple of times...

in the end, i am glad that it sold and helped bring some money in for a good cause. i just think it's funny that my other friend was the one who did the bidding on it and won, when he could have just let that one go to an anonymous bidder and asked me to make him a custom one!!!

5 comments:

Charles said...

Chris~~ Great great scarf!!! Can i ask you for pattarn!!! Please?

Dave said...

Very nice, and baby alpaca? Wow. Bet it feels totally luscious.

Anonymous said...

Great looking scarf!

KnitXcorE said...

So noble.... I would knit for charity, if i had an extra set of hands :-)

Having a Knit Fitt said...

GPA is such a worthy cause. Thanks for your support.
Cate