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The first scarf that I knit looked like a neckbrace.

The yarn was thick and on top of that, I had made the scarf too wide. To make it less wide (and easier to wear), I folded the scarf in half. Unfortunately this only added to the bulkiness of it. Oh, and did I mention that at various points, the scarf would randomly get thin? Only I could really argue that that scarf looked good.

Until I began knitting, I considered scarves (and hats and mittens) to be a nuisance that was part of Wisconsin winters--the big winter coat, snow pants, boots, scarf, hat, gloves, mittens. Plus, I rarely had scarves and hats that matched my coats...I grew out of the coats faster than I grew out of the hats.

Then--I learned how to knit. I fell in love with the idea of being able to make something for myself out of a ball of…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 28
  • Joined August 25, 2009

Favorite materials

bamboo, merino, cotton, wool

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About

The first scarf that I knit looked like a neckbrace.

The yarn was thick and on top of that, I had made the scarf too wide. To make it less wide (and easier to wear), I folded the scarf in half. Unfortunately this only added to the bulkiness of it. Oh, and did I mention that at various points, the scarf would randomly get thin? Only I could really argue that that scarf looked good.

Until I began knitting, I considered scarves (and hats and mittens) to be a nuisance that was part of Wisconsin winters--the big winter coat, snow pants, boots, scarf, hat, gloves, mittens. Plus, I rarely had scarves and hats that matched my coats...I grew out of the coats faster than I grew out of the hats.

Then--I learned how to knit. I fell in love with the idea of being able to make something for myself out of a ball of yarn. I could make multiple scarves to match my coat...fancier scarves, a quick scarf to grab on the way to class (and usually the ones that I was okay with possibly leaving behind). I soon progressed to hats...that 15 minute walk in sub-zero temperatures caused enough earaches to make me value warm ears over a good hair day.

Knitting for me is a great way to escape and unwind at night. Occasionally, it also becomes a part of a "retreat weekend"--I don't go anywhere special, but I enjoy a quiet weekend without plans so that I can do whatever I feel like. Even if that is laying on the couch all day watching a fantastic "America's Next Top Model" marathon.

I have opened a store and will be stocking it in the upcoming weeks. If you just can't wait until I post my items and would like to preview my knitted items, you can check out my blog (www.ecaecho.blogspot.com).

You can also follow me on Twitter now: http://twitter.com/ecaecho

I have previously purchased under the names creativebetsy and madisonknits.

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