Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Pomp-a-Doodle Plum Scarf

Pomp-a-Doodle Scarf
Melody has been really enjoying the handknits lately. One evening, after the success of the pink mittens, she requested a scarf. I didn't even know she knew the word, "scarf". Although, it took some time for me to decipher what she was saying, I finally understood when she kept pointing at her neck.
Pomp-a-Doodle Scarf
She had chosen this skein of yarn at the local craft store a while ago. I asked if she wanted a scarf from it and she excitedly said yes. I looked at the You Tube Video produced by the manufacturer and I immediately casted on. As you can see, the yarn has a unique construction. You do not knit or pull the pom poms through when you knit. You knit the strand between the pom poms. It took some time to get use to it, but it's a really fast knit. I had to frog back and cast on less stitches because it was too wide for her. Even with the frogging and starting over, it only took me a few hours in the evening to complete the scarf for her.
Pomp-a-Doodle Scarf
These are the pictures I took of her when I presented her the scarf the next morning. She was beyond grateful and that really tickles my heart. I feel like such a lucky momma because my daughter really enjoys what I knit for her.
Pomp-a-Doodle Scarf
Pomp-a-Doodle Scarf
Pomp-a-Doodle Scarf


Pattern: Pomp-a-Doodle 1 Ball Scarf (Free Pattern)
Needles: US 9 - 5.5 mm
Yarn: 1 skein of Pomp-a-Doodle in Plush Plum.
Mods: I casted on 8 sts because 12 sts was too wide for my daughter.

19 comments:

mooncalf said...

aww she LOVES her scarf!

cute yarn - I'm loving pompoms this year :)

opportunityknits said...

oh my goodness, Oiyi! I'm so excited cos I have a huge ball of this yarn and I never knew what it was supposed to be for! hahaha, now I know! Thanks for solving the msytery for me :)
By the way, your yarn is cool, it has different coloured poms poms. Mine are all the same shade of pink!

CelticCastOn said...

She is too cute! Looks like she loves to perform!
Great scarf, its so awesome that she is taken with handknits so young. Future knitter for sure ;)

Micki said...

So cute! I love that last action shot.

Miss Julep said...

So adorable!!

Julie said...

Oh, that is so cute! I'll have to make one for my granddaughter. I absolutely love those photos!

APlanet4Creation said...

That is so cute & great that she loves your knitting. It's the reason why Briana gets so many knitted items. She "ooohs" & "awwws" the items I knit. She also loves to hug the yarn too! LOL!

Muddling Through said...

What a beautiful scarf, and Melody really looks happy with it!

Erin Joy said...

Little girls and pompoms are the best! Happy Holidays!

Sue said...

Gorgeous colors for your pompom scarf. I have made a number of those for myself and my daughter and she loves wearing them too. Melody looks adorable in hers and the colors suit her so well too!

Catie said...

The photos just radiate her joy :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Oiyi, I'm new to your blog and just wanted to say how much I am being inspired by it. I already have the Country Kiddie pattern and your version convinced me to use it for a two-year-old I know. I had been worried about the sizing. And I think I will try a table runner using your weavette blanket technique. I could go on, but this is YOUR blog!
Thanks for the inspiration.
Chloe

Jennie said...

Awww too cute for words :)
Melody looks so happy & she should be the scarf is really pretty.

Lynn said...

Tooo cute! I've never seen that yarn before, it looks really interesting!

hetty said...

A cute scarf for an even cuter girl! I have a ball of that sitting around somewhere. I think you have inspired me to make a scarf!

Kathy said...

a couple thoughts - i think every knitter dreams of a recipient that so clearly appreciates a gift as much as she does. And WOW! I can't believe how big she is! I remember when she premiered on the blog after being born! She's a cutie pie.

kim said...

Oh how fun! See? You do have someone that appreciates knit gifts. :)

caiming said...

love the scarf, absolutely adore the pics!

Sam said...

What an absolute cutie! And the scarf is fun too :)