Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Hassleless Tassels

I've finally put the tassels on that fisherman scarf I started a few weeks ago, and I'm really very happy with how it looks.

The mohair ends remind me of suede elbow pads on tweed suits...
It is long enough that Justin can actually wear it now, and hey, it looks pretty good on Bella, too! (Although she does like to chew on those tassels... I wonder if the fact that they're mohair attracts her!)

It really wasn't too hard, either. If I'd thought of adding the mohair ends before I knitted the main part of the scarf, it would have been easier, but for a mistake, it worked pretty well to simply go back to the start, pick up the cast-on stitches, and add the ending and tassels.

The only way you'd really know I did this is that the stocking stitch is running the other direction at one end... but I would bet you anything that Justin won't ever notice that!!

Oh, and a good guide to tassel-making, if you're not familiar with it, is here!
Off to the vet today for Bella's first physical, and then I'm going to finish a new design I've been working on: Sporty Betsy! I plan to sell tennis and golf themed Betsy cards at sports clubs and so on... so we'll see how that goes!


mentalmulch said...

Love the scarf and adore Bella...such a cutie! Happy belated b-day and thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great day!

Alicia Istanbul said...

Aw, Bella is so cute in that scarf, and I think she knows it :)

SillyLittleLady said...

Great fix to a too short scarf! Bella is adorable, looks like Justin will have to share the scarf with her!

Anonymous said...

haha, ace idea! and thanks for the tassel link - you've no idea how pleased i was to find that!!

LethaColleen said...

LOVE those tassels!