Tuesday, August 30, 2005

new member

Hi all, I just joined this knitalong. Have started the Irish Hiking Scarf in Lana Grossa Multicot # 44, which is a brownish red colour. It is turning out quite nice and I'm sure I'll wear this scarf as soon as the weather gets cold enough. This is a great project to get comfortable with knitting cables. Had not done that before and though I needed a simpler project than a sweater or a pair of socks to learn cables. It's not that hard at all, I can even knit without the pattern in front of mee as it all seems very logical. Will check in later when I'm further along. Only did a few inches so far.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005


I just joined the KAL last week (was it last week?) and wanted to say "hi". I'm about 5 or 6 repeats into the pattern. I'm loving how it's turning out! I don't have any pictures taken of it yet, but I will soon!


Monday, August 22, 2005

Took long enough, but finally finished it!

I began this thing months ago, put it down, and finally finished it this weekend. It's meant to be a gift for a friend several thousand miles away, in a place that has a real winter with snow, unlike Los Angeles. I hope he likes it.

Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Worsted in the Pines colourway. It's a little more than 2 skeins, and is about 5 foot long.

Thursday, August 18, 2005


Hey everyone! I'm so excited to join the knitalong. I came across this pattern a long time ago but had so many projects that I was working on and more already getting lined up to be done, that I just couldn't start this one. But finally, I finish some things that I've worked on and treated myself to some yarn. :) Well what I call treating myself. It probably not as expensive as anything everyone else is using. I just can't afford expensive yarn right now. But this does the trick for me. I'm using Bernat Softee Baby that I got from Wal-mart. The color is Baby Denim Marl. This yarn is really soft and I love it. It's making a thin scarf. I don't know if that's the way the scarf is suppose to be, but I like it thin either way. It's going to be such a small and comfortable scarf. I plan to make a hat to match also.
I've also made two of Knotty Knit Picks' cellphone/camera cases. I modified it a little by putting a flap with a button on it. I actually made 3, but the other one is mine and I didn't put a flap on it just braided some yarn and put a button on it and attached the braided yarn on the back to close the case. I didn't take a picture of it though. The first picture is my Grandma's. I made it to fit her cigarettes so she could use it as a cigarette case bc that's what she wanted. And the fringe is on there bc she loves fringe and loves to tie knots and she wanted it on there. The second one is a friend from school's. She saw the one I made for myself and wanted one, so I made her one. Welp, I look forward to getting to know all of you and seeing all of the Irish Hiking Scarfs! :)
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Thursday, August 11, 2005

I am having so much fun with this pattern. I only had 2 skeins of yarn so I stopped the scarf and working on the hat. I didn't want to run out of yarn in the middle of the hat. Turns out that the hat doesn't take a whole skein. I'll have plenty of yarn. I have a few more rows to go and I'll be ready to switch to the DPN's. I used #US 8 and 9 needles (instead of 7 & 8's) to give me a larger size without increasing the stitch count. Then back to the scarf where I have just a tad to go. This is soooo much fun!

Monday, August 08, 2005

Scarf #4

Using Knit Pick Elegance.
I love this yarn and pattern.
Hope to make the mitts also.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005


The Irish Hiking Scarf is finished now. I wove in the loose ends and took the final photo. I love how this scarf turned out, and I plan to buy the Cascade Pastaza yarn again in the future for other knitting projects. I'm really glad my LYS, Knitter's Kove carries plenty of this yarn, because it's fast becoming one of my favorites, and the price is good too.

Happy knitting to everyone!