Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Forgotten Swap Scarf

Aren't these colors divine?

 


It's the perfect shape, size and weight to tuck into the neck opening of a blazer or jacket when the 'wind blows free'. :)

 


Close up detail.

 


A gorgeous gradation of color!

 


While I was sorting through my photos for today's post...

...I realized that I had somehow forgotten to blog about this wonderful swap present from my friend, C.

This scarf was a labor of love...

...and I couldn't be happier with it!!

Because she was in a hurry to get it in the mail, she neglected to take photos for Ravelry...

...and when she examined the photos that I sent her for that purpose...

...she noticed something quite strange.

She very gently informed me that in nearly all of the photos I had taken...

...the wrong side of the scarf was showing!!

Now, not being a knitter, myself...

...I didn't realize that there could even be a 'right' and a 'wrong' side to flat knitting!

(How embarrassing!)

So for all of you 'in the know'...

...please ignore any 'backwards' photos in this post!

And please, please, be gentle with me if we ever meet on the street...

...and you notice that I'm wearing any of my garments inside out!! :)

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19 comments:

Rachel said...

Well, I think I knew knitting had a front and a back, but I'd struggle to identify them in a lace-knit fabric, so don't feel too bad!

Kelly said...

Wowza!!! This is so purty!!!

I think the back side to most knitting draws me because it usually is more textured. But let's try to keep our clothes on right side out....sheesh! :)

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Rachel! :)
Kelly--I promise to try! GIggle.

Paula Parrish said...

Hello Heather,
This scarf is absolutely beautiful from the front or the back. Thanks for linking over to my blog from Kathryn's blog and leaving a comment. You are now entered into my handmade soap giveaway.
Smiles, Paula

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Paula! Yes, I do have some extremely talented friends, don't i? Thanks for visiting and especially for entering me in your giveaway! XXO-

vilterietje said...

adorable scarve! and can i give you a tip: i but most of my clothes reversable, it's great:)

Heather Woollove said...

Riet--What a great solution...reversible clothing!
I love it! XXO-

Fiona said...

I have to laugh at your last comment Heather! So funny...and I have to admit to noticing too late that I have left the house with clothes on inside out...several times too many...but it's kind of a fashionable look now- the finished exposed seams! :)
Beautiful scarf- I love the colours! Lucky, lucky you!

Patty Biermans said...

Reversible clothing....that could only be a great idea from riet! And she is right so don't worry!. hugzz...peebee

Dawn Edwards said...

Oh, you're just a trend setter...I'm sure everyone will be wearing all of their clothing backwards, inside out, upside down, etc. I'll be looking for you in the next issue of Vogue magazine;-)

Seriously, this scarf is gorgeous, as is everything that she makes.

Hugs,
Dawn

Heather Woollove said...

Oh, my dear friends...you are so loving and supportive!! It's a comfort to me that I am not the only 'oddly-garbed' one out there...vive la difference!! :)

StrickRatte said...

danke für deinen Besuch auf meinen Blog,dein Tuch ist sehr sehr schön,
leider sprech ich kein englisch
liebe Grüße Hannelore

Heather Woollove said...

Hannelore--Vielen dank fur ihren besuch!

Voie de Vie said...

That's a very lovely shawl. And while technically most knitting has a "right" and "wrong" side, there are some shawls that one can wear on both sides.

Additionally, it's funky (in a good way!) to wear your knitted shawl on the wrong side. No need to feel bad about that. :)

Heather Woollove said...

Denise---How lovely that I can be 'funky in a good way' for a change...grin.

Sandie Knapp said...

The scarf is gorgeous, even if the wrong side is showing. It still shows the beautiful colors either side up. :)

Heather Woollove said...

Yes, Sandie--I am thrilled with my gorgeous scarf!

FeltersJourney said...

What a lovely scarf! Love the colours and how delicate it is - must of taken your friend ages to knit!
x

Heather Woollove said...

Deborah--Yes...I know that she spent many hours on it. In fact, I think she's given up on this pattern altogether after this experience, it was so trying! (I'm just so happy that I have mine!!)