Thursday, January 19, 2006

HNT and the 33 hour scarf

Stayed home sick yesterday. The upshot of that was finishing the scarf. AND, though I was worried that it was going to be too short, it came out WAY longer than it was supposed to. Which is even better in my book. In this picture, you can see another use I discovered for the scarf. (I know, I need to work out....but I'm sick, so you'll be cutting me some slack, thank you)

When I finished it last night, I spent a good half an hour playing with the scarf, admiring it's many excellent qualities. It's stretchy! It's warm. It's long. And I made it all myself.

Which is why there are a lot of holes in it. It looks like maybe the moths got at it. But not from a distance. I plan to study the holes to see what I did wrong, since my learning curve is recorded on it as weather is in tree rings. I knitted the long way, so each row took me about a half an hour to complete (300 stitches) and at the beginning, the rows look really mangled, but toward the end, they are mostly error free.

I'm toying with the idea of joining the Knitting Olympics, what's the next easiest thing to knit after a scarf? I'm thinking maybe a cap.

Happy HNT !

41 comments:

Wenchy said...

Nahhhh I think you can skip the working out.

Adam said...

Have you considered designing for International Male? ;)

Sassy said...

cute! you could always knit me a tea cozy...I just got a teapot and I REALLY want a tea cozy! ;)

Happy HNT!

Anonymous said...

You are HOT! Why are all the good ones gay or taken?

Marie said...

Wow, you made the scarf yourself? I do not know how to knit and am not sure I'm patient enough for it. You did a great job...I like it. And you look amazing in the photo. Happy HNT!

Mz. Naughty said...

No working out needed from this view.. I actually like the whole model stance and everything and what a great way to use your own creation.. I like it.. I think you may have given me an idea for my rugs...

HHNT**

Amy said...

Wow. I will never look at scarves the same again. Hey, I'll trade you beadwork for yarnwork any time!

madamerouge said...

Dude, you're killing me.

Chunks said...

Nice loin-scarf!!

Make another scarf, this time, knit it the short way...see what happens. Make it red and use that fuzzy yarn.

Em said...

Perhaps the Harlot would like to see your first item of completed work. In fact, I'm sure most of her commenters would appreciate it too. So important to document the finished items, you know.

You are killing me with your workout statement.

Phoenixboi said...

nice ummm scarf... very clever!

Happy HNT.. get better soon ok?

The Persian said...

Awesome pic! Happy HNT!!

Anonymous said...

Very, very nice. Suddenly, I appreciate your affinity for knitting. ;)

Dantallion said...

oops - that was me

barefoot_mistress said...

A man that knows how to knit? Now that is sexy! ANd, you dont need to work out, you look fabulous! Happy HNT

_Psycho said...

Disturbing picture for work :) Especially when trying to check your scarf and how good you made it ! Nice work btw, If I would not be so busy, I think when I have more time while playing poker online or something. I just start knitting too ;)

dusty said...

you LOOK MAHVELOUS!!!

you knit? is that a canuck thing? I know another canadian male that knits..

happy HNT goodlookin :)

jjd said...

seems the holes are in all the wrong places!

pretty scarf. pretty man. pretty combo.

epicurist said...

OK....firstly, what the HELL are you trying to do to me??!! I obviously cannot get up for my final meeting of the day and will have to call into the Conference Bridge instead.

secondly, I'm not sure your Grandmum would approve of using your knitting prowess to cover your gonads, so please remove the scarf... hee hee! ;-P

La Sequencia said...

lovely.

Mel Chickk said...

Very nice! The scarf looks good too.

Try a cap or slippers, very easy. I knit caps for the whole family this past Christmas, only working on them at night before bed and was finishing one every other night.

Happy HNT!

Lee Ann said...

Heck yes! You look awesome! Happy HNT!

Naked Boy said...

Very sexy. You look very Jesus-like.

t said...

I have to admit, I never thought of wearing a scarf that way.
Once word gets around you'll be shooting for another comment record with that photo!
Look at all the response you have so far!

nongirlfriend said...

Damn it, I need to start checking in on your blog much earlier in the a.m.

I could have used that pic to help me through the hellish day I had.

Awesome scarf!

Snooze said...

I clicked at work and couldn't stay long enough to comment (that would be a difficult image to explain to my boss), but the image stayed with me all day. The scarf is impressive too.

addict said...

Well I sure hope you're feeling better...
The scarf is absolutely lovely!

Anonymous said...

Work out?! And mess up that beautiful body? Wow!

http://eurogay.blogspot.com/

farmboyz said...

Too long? It should be shorter. Much shorter.
Thanks.
You know where you're headed... where you want to go... screw the "half" naked shtick...

Sher said...

That is a lovely banana hammock.

Professor Fate said...

Nice scarf big guy. The rose goes in front.

Happy HNT.

donna said...

wait till i show this pic to NANA!!

xxxxx
d

MamaKBear said...

HEHE! Excellent use of a scarf! You're really gettin' into this knitting thing, aren't ya? Great job!

Happy HNT! :)

nosouthernbelle said...

I asked you to keep us posted as to how the scarf was coming along. Wow, you couldn't have displyed your creation better! Whoo hooo!

danybizoune said...

Moi aussi j'en veux un chauffe pitoune !!
Mais je préfère les pantouffles!

The Wisdom of Wislon said...

Nice knitts!!

Patricia said...

sexy scarf. you wear it well. and it only took me 10 minutes to notice it.

EarthMother said...

The scarf looks pretty damn good to me ... although maybe it's just how it's draped ...

KB said...

Popped in from Chunks. Sorry need to go back and look at the scarf again, I couldn't move past the smooth, flat, fabulous stomach before.

Jenny said...

Found this thru Chunks...glad I was nosy and had to see what the gals were talking about!!

Chris Tuttle said...

if i looked that hot in a scarf i'd be sad i lost it too! damn.