I normally don't exchange gifts with my close friends on Christmas considering we are all moderately poor college students. Gifts are usually reserved for birthdays, since it is, after all, your own special day.
Well, I was in my dorm room at school when my friend from home called me up and asked me what my favorite scent was. I told her (it happens to be that super-nice fresh Christmas tree smell) and asked why.
'Oh! I'm shopping for your Christmas gifts!' she said.
There was no way, then, that I wouldn't knit her something in return. Plus she has a great track record of actually wearing the things I knit her. So when I got home I dug around my yarn stash and found a ball of this unknown homespun-looking yarn that I had salvaged from a half-knit sweater I got in a bag of odds-and-ends knitting supplies.
I decided then to half-double crochet it into a scarf and see how it would turn out. Now, I always have a hard time wearing infinity scarfs - I just don't like the way they look on me. But my friend can pull anything off, and the very texture-y uniqueness of it would definitely suit her. I sewed the two ends together (I think I'm actually getting better at sewing knit items!) and it resulted in the photos below.
Stupidly, I forgot to bring it to her the first time I saw her, and she's always so hard to track down. Even still, I can't wait to give it to her. Especially since she goes to school up in Vermont and will probably need it.