Wednesday, November 11, 2009

the traveling scarf



More or less about a year ago I signed up for the Traveling scarves group at Ravelry. The idea was that each member would start a scarf and mail it to the next person on the list, who would knit another piece and post it to the next person, and so on, until it eventually got back to the original owner. This means I knit eleven scarf pieces throughout the year, and almost a year later, I got my completed scarf back.

Since we could specify certain requirements (like colors, gauge, patterns, yarns, etc) I only asked that mine be knit in somewhat darker colors (purple, dark blue, brown, ...). It turned out really nice, I think, but what I like the most is that each section was knit by a different person in a different place. This scarf in particular traveled to Spain, France, Germany, Poland, UK and Finland, and is now back in Portugal where it started. The other good thing was that I got to know all these incredible knitters, chat with them and be a part of their lives at least for a year, and it's these memories I'll be thinking of when I finally get to wear my fabulous new scarf.

7 comments:

kitty-san said...

Que ideia preciosa, e ainda por cima ficou bonito!!!

fantasma said...

The idea is great and it turned out really nice!
Oh how I'd love to know how to knit...

rhymeswithspoon said...

what a cool idea! i think it turned out great and every time you wear it you can think about all the people who contributed to it.

CU@5 said...

Oh! I didn't know about this idea. It's great! Love the effect! It looks as if it was made by one person. Everyone had the same gauge?
That's my first comment on your blog but I read it since, wow...a long time!

Mãe da Rita said...

Great idea, I wish I could knit too!

Jessica said...

That's a great idea! Those are beautiful colors . . . wish I knew how to knit.

glaram said...

nice pictures and nice colours!

I will miss receiving post from you.

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