ben’s striped scarf

what is that they say about the cobbler’s child having no shoes? ben usually gets knit for on accident, although i did make him driving mitts last winter.

ben's scarf 2

and now i’ve made him a scarf!  he’s always wanted a scarf.  can you believe i’ve never made him one?  i can’t.

rachel calls this ben looking intense and european
ben's striped scarf

this was going to be for christmas.  i had bought the yarn and was knitting it on the sly, but we are heading to alaska in about a week – and so the deadline got moved up.  if i’ve seemed a bit off lately, it’s because his mom katie got diagnosed, had surgery, and is now in chemo for cancer in the span of a couple of weeks.  there has been a lot of family knitting going on.  ben’s scarf.  handspun socks for me.  chemo caps for katie.  comfort to be had and comfort to be given.  anyhow, ben loves his scarf.  he even went as far as to wish it wasn’t 70 degrees outside so he could wear it.  all i have to say about that is just wait a week…

ben's scarf 1

p.s. and the winner of the reflection hat patterns are: 16, 20, 29, 22, and 6. congrats!

p.p.s. the guidelines for this scarf is available here on rav and here on brooklyntweed’s blog.

ben's scarf 3

24 thoughts on “ben’s striped scarf

  1. I knit for comfort for myself & others as well, I’d go insane otherwise I’m sure. My thoughts are with you guys.

    Mark wants a sweater, I wonder if I could put him off with that scarf, I’ve been wanting to knit one for a while.

  2. So sorry to hear about your mother-in-law’s illness. I hope she has a swift recovery, and that your trip north brings everyone much needed comfort.

  3. Cosy, The scarf is beautiful! Ben’s eyes look ridiculously pretty and almost translucent. His wait was well worth the scarf he has now.

    I hope your travels go smoothly and everyone feels relaxed and genuine to feel and do whatever helps.

    ~Love, Nette

  4. Beautiful scarf! I need to print out the pattern…indeed would make a fab holiday gift :-)
    Oh! And…my photo of my BabyEggplant in-progress is up on Rav! Yay for that pattern, it’s a delightful knit!

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