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The Knitwit Papers, Chapter I: Cameo's Janis Joplin Scarf

Date Begun: 01/17/2006
Date Completed: 01/27/2006
Yarn: Lion Brand Fun Fur in Lime, Bernat Boa in Mocking Bird
Needles: US15 (plastic)
Source: None. Made this one up. :-)
The Story:
Ok, so before you judge my taste and find it severely lacking, let me explain. A friend of mine showed up at work with a scarf done in a similar style - one color in the middle and a border around it. And this was back when I had just resumed my knitting, so I wanted to see if I could do something similar. I honestly can't remember if I really thought this color combination was going to be pretty or if I knew from the beginning that it would be.... well... eye-popping. Anyway, it turned out to be a bit brighter than I expected. One might even call it "garish". But questions of taste aside, I was pretty proud of the work on this one.

At some point in the process, I decided this was a perfect gift for a good friend who is always larger than life and twice as much fun. I know her birthday is in April, so I'm not 100% sure if I waited until her birthday to give it to her, or if I gave it to her right away. Either way, she loved it (or was too nice to tell me it was horrifying) and told me she'd dubbed it the "Janis Joplin Scarf", which is a better name than anything I came up with.

It's solid stockinette stitch all the way - anything more complicated would have been hidden by all the fuzz and fur, anyway. Aaaaand... well, there's not much more to say, except that it was unbelievably soft and felt like a stuffed toy. I kind of thought about making one for myself in colors a bit less blinding. Still might... someday.

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