Merry Christmas

I sent this photo to the project’s recipient last night, so I can finally show you what my only knit project this holiday season looks like. It’s a Matthew scarf from Stahman’s Shawls and Scarves book, knit using some handspun that the recipient sent me as a gift earlier this year.

It’s not a faux pas to send a spinner back their own yarn, is it?


This is a cool, edgy, work-in-progress shot. The scarf is actually done, but it still needs blocking.

5 Responses to “Merry Christmas”

  1. Kath Says:

    No definitely not a faux pas! I would think that’s actually a compliment, to take their own handspun yarn and turn it into a lovely, useful knit. After all, you could have knit that same item from any yarn, handspun or store bought. But you chose THEIR yarn to do it – and that says something about the value you placed on it.

    Have a happy holiday!

  2. amanda Says:

    You did much better than I. I don’t think I finished *any* of my Christmas knitting on time, except the one I was getting paid to do! Oh well, the little guy can have his for birthday, and I don’t think I’ve ever gotten the rest of my family their presents on time anyway.

  3. bezzie Says:

    Ha ha! I think that’s kinda cool to send them back their own yarn! Lord knows a spinners stash can get out of control and it’s nice to have someone else do the knitting work 😉

  4. Barbara from Nova Scotia Says:

    That looks great and the recipient will love it!

  5. Jess, of the Bugs Says:

    I think sending a spinner back her own yarn in the form of a finished object is whatcha call a “Circle of wooly love.”