December 10, 2005


The mystery knitting project is complete. Two years ago I made a wonderful DNA scarf for a friend of mine who got her degree in genetics. I was struggling to come up with an idea of a baby gift to make for her first child, born the day after Thanksgiving. I followed a link on Lola's blog to the most fitting gift I could ever imagine. Mine didn't turn out quite as nice as Kimberly Chapman's (I think my gauge was a little off), but I still think my friend's new daughter will like it. And that solves the mystery of the "black weiner-looking thing": it was the side strand of a DNA helix.


(P.S. The DNA scarf pattern is no longer available online, so I had to link to another knitter who made the same scarf. I poked around on his blog and found a delightful article about manly knitting during WWII. The Girl, I'm thinking of making another DNA scarf for myself -- wanna join me?)

Posted by Sarah at December 10, 2005 02:10 PM | TrackBack

"Black weiner-looking thing." LMAO! I nearly spit my coffee out when I read that! Anyway, the DNA scarf is pretty cool. :)

Posted by: Cin at December 10, 2005 05:24 PM


Posted by: The Girl at December 10, 2005 06:56 PM

My father-in-law was a WWII vet who crocheted from a childhood during the depression. He taught me to crochet in 1990 and I was privileged to to be able to crochet the baby blankets that my children came home from the hospital in. No one can ever tell me that being able to create something from scratch with just a hook and a skein of yarn is unmanly.

Posted by: Jim at December 11, 2005 04:46 PM

My husband's best friend from high school -- an Air Force captain -- crochets blankets and hats all the time. There's nothing unmanly about him.

Posted by: Sarah at December 11, 2005 09:18 PM

Love the scarf!!!

When I was stationed in Grand Forks, North Dakota, I learned to crochet to have something to do during those long cold winters.

Posted by: Ted at December 12, 2005 05:45 PM