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.
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.
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.
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.