Sunday, 13 March 2011

I Heart My Scarf A Thousand Times

There are over one thousand hearts on this scarf in alpaca wool. Well, it took some time to get the two meter long scarf finished knitting on tiny needles. But, I´m so happy about how it came out.

I like the colors and the feel of it around my neck. Alpaca is the highlight of yarn: Soft, varm and nice to look at.

I chose eight colors and after one meter I turned the colors around. What was the pattern color would then be the background color.

That way, it would look like I´ve used a lot more colors. At least it does to me. I knitted in the round - my favorite.

After hours of thinking and trying different ends to the scarf, I ended up crocheting a border. Quite simple, but it made the effect I wanted.

I was so inspired after making my alpaca scarf with all the dots on that I found out that this would be fun to make. And it was.

I love knitting and everything about it. Standing in front of all the yarn in my local shop I get so excited. An enormous amount of possiblities goes through my head. So much yarn and so little time...

I get so happy when I´ve finished a piece and can nearly not understand that I made it. That´s the wonder of creating isn´t it?

And now this scarf has been featured as number one (out of 66) in "Yarn it all" - and I´m so blessed!! Check it out here. Thank you so much Mandy for this honor!!!

To create is almost having a second language without any options of translating what you´ve said.

It speaks to people in so many different ways. Even to us who made it. Let´s create and make the world a nicer place to live.
I made this collage of the different

24 comments:

  1. Wow, I can't believe you did this by hand, it's amazing!

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  2. Thank you FloRaeMe!!!!

    Thank you Tori!!!

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  3. Wow, until you mentioned, I didn't even notice you flipped the colours around! I'd be very interested to see the back of the scarf as well, particularly how you managed to intertwine the different yarns.

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  4. Fabulous scarf! What wonderful colors you have chosen and what patience you have to create this. You will be stopped in the street when you wear this, it is really stunning. well done!

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  5. My mouth is open right now Lone!! WOW!!! It is beautiful!! Amazing!!! A++++++++++++ Fantastic!

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  6. For et fantastisk skjerf!! Og for en fin ting å gå omkring omgitt av mer enn tusen hjerter :-) Virkelig et skjerf som varmer!

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  7. Thank you coffeeaddict!! As I start a new color I just sew the other one into to garment. And the treads will not be any problem as they are in the back.

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  8. Thank you Jan!!!!!

    Thank you Stacy - I´m just so happy about it!!!

    Takk kjære Kjerstin - ett av hjertene er til deg!!!

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  9. You have a wonderful sense of design, Lone! The scarf turned out beautifully!

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  10. Thank you so much Debbie!! I just love to wear it!!! LOL!!

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  11. Oh my word... I cannot fathom completing a project like this! It's absolutely beautiful... love the colors and the hearts. Thanks for linking up to our YARN IT ALL party! :]

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  12. Thank you pupperwuper!!

    Thank you Mandy - it´s my pleasure to participate. Thank you for hosting us!!!

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  13. Oh, I LOVE it!!!!!
    It makes my heart pitter patter! :D

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  14. It's beautiful! All that detail is amazing. I can't imagine the time that must have taken. I love all the hearts...

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  15. Thank you Misty Boston!!

    Thank you Kimberly - yes it took some time. And that makes it even more fun to wear!!!

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  16. I featured this today in my YARN IT ALL favorites post! Here is a link if you would like to see: http://www.mandipidy.com/2011/04/yarn-it-all-favorites-from-linky-pary.html

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  17. Mandy, thank you so much. I´m really honored - there were so many wonderful projects there!!! You made my day, my week and my year!!!!

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  18. This is a beautiful scarf. It makes me happy to look at it, as well as all the others I've just seen, even the Zauberball one. :)

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  19. Thank you so much Monika!! I´m actually trying to write the pattern for it...

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  20. Your scarfs are so gorgeous!
    When you say alpaca - what alpaca do you mean?
    This alpaca comes in fantastic colors. I would like to know where to find it.

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  21. Thank you so much Ann.
    This is knitted in Rauma Inca and PT Panda. Check out my ravelry link for the project and get the color codes: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Flowermouse/heartwarming-scarf

    Good luck!!

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  22. Oh, I'm sorry Lone. I did not do my homework sufficient enough.
    I couldn't find it on Ravelry.
    Tank You!!

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