Thursday, February 12, 2009

My $169 scarf!

The school nurse cut out a picture in the newspaper of a knitted scarf that was selling for $169 dollars(Marc Jacobs). I said "Ha!" and made it for $0 with yarn from my stash. It is a deep plum and I used size eight needles and just alternated 11 rows of stockinette stitch with 14 rows of garter stitch.

close up of stitch pattern:
My DH is in CA for the next 10 days doing some training. This should help him get a job in such a tough market. I am holding my own with 4 kiddos here at home. (What was I thinking when I said I wasn't done when I just had 1?) Anyway, we're doing well and having casual, relaxed kid meals and craft time at night.


Anonymous said...

Wow, very nice!! Good luck to your hubby!

Gloria said...

I love it....and to think that someone would actually pay $169 for a scarf!

Great job...!

I don't knit but I plan on taking a class this spring. I only learn to crochet a couple of years ago and I still have a lot to learn.
I have to admitt I do like the way knit looks over crochet.

Marie Anne said...

Wow! If you sell it for $169, don't keep the market for yourself!

Christina said...

The scarf looks awesome! I walk into stores and see thing and say, hey I can make that! I haven't yet, but I always think it.

CraftyAshley said...

Happy Valentines Day! Sorry your hubby is gone right now. Your scarf looks fabulous!!! What a great job and a lot less than $165!

Nikka said...

Thats so awesome! I saw some crocheted scarves and hats in a boutique selling for up to $50 and i went O.o just as a lady turned to me and said 'Oh my gosh what a bargain!'