Monday, July 13, 2009

FO:Victorian Beaded Scarf

I am super excited to have finished this project!  I cast on in May . . . wait for it . . . 2007.  Yup, 2 years and 2 months ago.  I finished the first half of it pretty quickly and then totally stalled out on doing the second half.  It is necessary to string all of the beads for the half before casting on and that totally derailed my starting the second half.  So, a couple months ago I strung all of the beads and started casting on for the second half and I stalled out again.  I just picked it up again last week with the lofty goal of finishing it for my mom's birthday on Wednesday.  

The scalloped edge is created when casting on.  This means that there will be two halves that need to be garter stitch grafted together.  I did a REALLY good job grafting.  I have never been able to graft until this project.  Yea!!!!  :)

My mom does wear browns, but not much red.  I was concerned that she would not have a shirt to match it so I picked up this shirt for her at Target yesterday.  Last year at Rhinebeck (the New York State Sheep and Wool festival) we kept seeing this scarf and my mom went on and on and on about how much she loved it.  I had intended for this scarf to be a gift for my mother and I hinted to her that she would probably end up with this scarf "someday".

I used Schaefer Yarn Company Anne.  I really don't know how much yarn it was, but it seems like it less than half a skein.  I bought the beads at my LYS and was pretty limited in my color choices.  I really wanted a chocolate brown, but had to settle for the orangey-red.  The pattern was designed by a local teacher, however I have seen this same idea in several other patterns.  The one I linked to in Ravelry was not the pattern I used, but it looks similar.

I am thrilled to have finished this!!!!!  I really hope my mom likes the colors.


Holly Jo said...

Wow! I do love that scalloped edge. :) Lucky mom.

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

That is gorgeous...LOVE the scalloped edges! Your mom is gonna be over the moon about it, I'm sure.