This Christmas the family got together and we had holidays away from what we usually do. But that does not mean that we did not do anything. This Christmas, one of my kids learnt how to knit, and gave his girl a woollen infinity scarf / collar / neck warmer (or is it called a snood?).
It had to be a simple project, easy for a beginner, that could be finished and with a satisfactory result.
Compramos lana en un color a juego con un gorro ya comprado. Y agujas de tejer Numero 10, gordas.
We bought some wool in a colour matching a woollen hat already bought. And very thick, #10 knitting needles.
Yo monté los puntos sobre la aguja e hice la primera vuelta. Luego él siguió, bajo mi estrecha supervisión. Tejió un punto básico (Santa Clara o punto bobo) hasta que se acabó la lana.
I cast the stitches and knit the first row. He went on under my close guidance. He knit a very basic stitch (garter) until he ran out of yarn.
At times it was necessary to unstitch and knit again... Some of the stitches fell off and had to be put back on the needle, but it could be managed "with a little help from my friends".
Claro que me tocó cerrar los puntos, montándolos sobre la primera vuelta para que quedara cerrado, un continuo a la manera de las bufandas infinitas que se usan ahora, pero no tan larga.
Of course I had to bind off, mounting the stitches on the first row in order to close the collar in a continuum, like the infinity scarves in fashion now, but not as long.
To customize the work, he embroidered the initials in black thread on a small scarp of fabric. This implied that he also learnt how to embroider, logically something very simple, as two letters and two dots.. But he did it himself. .
Luego fue muy fácil coser la etiqueta a máquina sobre el borde de la bufanda.
And then it was very easy to machine sew the label onto the border of the scarf
el autor del regalo, la que lo recibió, y yo que colaboré para que sucediera.
And three people were left satisfied (not the best of photos...):
the author of the gift, the recipient and myself, who collaborated for the work to be achieved.