Tuesday, January 31, 2006

I'm done...

I finished it. It's 2 and a half skeins of Lionbrand Homespun. I had so much fun with it that I am now making a sweater that's similar to it...

Back of my Cable sweater

For this sweater I'm using Lionbrand Jiffy. It's a chunky yarn and size 10 1/2 needs. The gauge sweatch washed up great and was very soft. (I need to use up some of my stash.)

I have been thinking of making another scarf in cream and maybe another sweater to match. Thanks for this FUN knit-a-long.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Haven't started Yet

I haven't started my scarf yet. But I plan to. I would really like to knit one for my FIL and send it to him. I have knitted my MIL a shawl and some slippers but nothing for my FIL. So I am thinking the Irish Hiking Scarf and a vest of somesort. Any ideas?


Loves to Bike and Knit

Loves to Bike and Knit

Just Started

Over the weekend I was finally able to start the Irish Hiking Scarf. It's been on my list to knit for a long time. Here is a picture of what I've gotten done so far.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

One done, another one on the way

Here are the long due photos of the Irish hiking scarves.
I finished the first one about 3 weeks ago. I am not sure I like the stripes, and I should have used smaller needles for the ribbing but hey, you learn as you go. I wanted it wider so I added a 4th cable.
Then I started another cable scarf, using Andean silk from Knitpicks - I love the yarn and the colour. Here, to make it wider, I added 2 stitches between each cable.
Striped Cable Scarf
3 skeins Patons Classic Wool in Worn Denim, Grey Mix and Aran White
Needles US6
Cinammon Cable Scarf
5 skeins Andean Silk in Cinammon
Needles US7

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Just started!

This is my first knitting project, i have only really done swatches before as practice, but i feel i'm ready to start something cool... and this is a fairly simple pattern, but looks amazing! I started last night, and so far have gotten 4 twists in my cables, its about 7 inches long. I'm using size 10.5 needles because i don't have a huge selection right now, so its loose, but still looks good... i'm using Caron One Pound yarn, just because i bought several skeins of it on sale to use for afghans, but i don't have time to make them anymore, so its best that i use the yarn for other projects. i think that when i finish this scarf, i'll give it to my sister... she loves scarves, and its pink, which i generally don't wear... but she wants me to put a fringe on the ends, which it doesn't need... we'll see what it looks like when its finished though...

Thursday, January 19, 2006

I finished!!!

I finished my IHS. :)

I'm trying to get a decent picture that shows both the correct color, and the detail. :) But I'm done!!! YEAH!!


Wednesday, January 18, 2006

a terrible beauty

I finished my second irish hiking scarf. This one I intended for me - it's so terribly lovely - and a bit scritchy-scratchy! I do have the oddest allergies and wearing this close to my face leaves me with bee-stung lips
and a red glow that isn't so pretty. I may need to line it . . . . which would be a good creative venture in itself.
The details: Irish Hiking Scarf, Knit Picks Supefine Alpaca, Winter Berry.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006


I just picked up this pattern this weekend, after seeing it around the blog-o-sphere for quite a while now. I bought some SWTC Karaoke yarn last week with no project in mind... I just knew that I had to have the yarn. I don't know if it is the pattern or the yarn or both, but I just cannot put this down!

Irish Hiking Scarf

My scarf is actually about 3 times this size right now. These colors blend so nice, and the yarn... It is so yummy! It is 50% soy silk, 50% wool. I think once I am done with this I am going to make the wristwarmers to go with it.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

My First IHS

Just finished up my first Irish Hiking Scarf tonight. I also have a few finished iPod socks, too. Pictures are up on my blog, Knotts Knitts. After these few projects, I think I'm a cable addict!

The scarf was knitted in Knitpicks Wool of the Andes in Mist on US7 needles.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

My 2nd one finished

I finished the 2nd Irish Hiking Scarf on my list. Hooray!! It was my 2nd and final IHS, but my son (who is 4) has asked for one in green so I might be making a mini IRS for him soon.

Start Date: December 15th, 2005 (I think).

Finish Date: January 12th, 2006.

Yarn: Patons Classic Merino Wool in Storm Blue.

Needles: 5mm

Sunday, January 08, 2006

The Beginning

My yarn came in the mail yesterday so I started the scarf last night. I'm using Andean Silk from KnitPicks. This pattern is fun to work and I love how it's turning out so far. Not bad for my first cables project!

Well It's About Time!

I joined this KAL a while back and have never posted so it's about time I post something! However, I have finished my Irish Hiking Scarf and plan on casting on for another. This particular scarf was knit with Galway 100% wool, and the scarf is very warm. I knitted it for my husband as he walks the dog 365 nights a year, even when it's a blizzard. I wear it to work every day so I guess I need to either knit him another scarf or knit myself one!

Friday, January 06, 2006

Happy New Year!

I haven't posted in a while because there hasn't been any progress on my scarf until recently. I've just started the second skein of yarn. :) YEAH!

I love how it's turning out! :) I haven't decided if I'm going to keep it or gift it yet. :)

I'll post pictures later. :) I want to go knit while I have a moment!

Thursday, January 05, 2006

I've Started!

My Irish Hiking Scarf is underway! I chose a beautiful dark green wool blend from Sirdar. It is a DK weight so I had to change from 8's to 7's to get the fabric density I wanted. This is a great take along knit as the pattern is easy to memorize and yet the cables give it a fancy look.

Shel's First IHS - had to go with greens

This is my first IHS. I look forward to trying to figure out the hat also, although I don't have the Stitch N Bitch book to use for the basic pattern.

I chose this lovely green varigated worsted merino from Malabrigo for this scarf. This color is mostly green, with a slight hint of a blue green. The digital camera makes it seem like the blue is much brighter than in RL. I am really loving the color variation, although I might add an extra cable to make the scarf a bit wider for the next one. I am using US 8 needles and have the scarf about 1/2 done. Great to see all the wonderful scarves on here.


Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Here it is, long finished, and already being worn. It was a fun knit.

The yarn is Classic Elite 'Wings' (alpaca, silk, wool), #8 needle

Tri-Colour Scarf

I am about a third of the way of my first Irish Hiking Scarf! I picked Patons Classic Wool Merino, in Denim Blue, Cream and Grey Mix. I wanted a baby-blue and I think it would have looked better but this is lightest blue I could find. In spite of that, I do like it very much, and I am having lots of fun! I changed the original pattern by adding a 4th cable (I wanted it wider) and by making a 1x1 ribbed edge. If I have any wool left, I would like to try a hair band wide enough to cover my ears from the cold. I will definitely knit more of these!!


Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Sheri's First Irish Hiking Scarf

Hi there! I just joined this KAL (it's my first KAL!). I started my very first Irish Hiking Scarf on December 31, and I finished it tonight. (Pictures taken pre-blocking.) I used Patons Canadiana and 4.5mm needles. I really liked knitting this a lot! Tomorrow I think I will pick out another color for the second one. This color is called Oatmeal - sorta beige. My pictures aren't very great - my Kodak software is freaking out and won't let my open any of the pictures I just transferred (even though they are there). These are the first pics I transferred this year. It lets me open all the other ones, just not these ones.... Grrr! I added fringes to this one, but the next one I may just do plain.

I love looking at all of the other members' scarves and hats! It's interesting to see what colors people choose and what kinds of yarns are used.

Happy New Year everyone!

Monday, January 02, 2006

Mrsneander1's scarf...

I just thought I would post a progress picture. I received two skeins of Lionbrand Homespun in Delft, from my daughter form Christmas. I was worried you wouldn't be able to see the pattern, but it's coming along great. I just added the second skein last night so it's grown a little since this picture was taken.

A New Year, A New KAL

I have been contemplating the yarn I will use to make this scarf - I haven't purchased it yet, but will stop by the yarn store on Wednesday. A blog friend made one for a Christmas gift and I was struck by the simplicity and strength of the pattern. Hmmm, what to choose - a traditional Aran off white or a stunning color. I'm off to check out what others have done and will post my yarn as soon as it comes home.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Another one done!

My first hat - for me!

Pattern: Modified Basic Cable/Irish Walking Hat
Yarn: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes in Cherry Blossom, about 1.25 skeins
Needles: Sz 8 Clover DPNs
Dates: Monday January 26-Wednesday January 28.
Mods: Several - added some more ribbing to the bottom and did 6 pattern repeats and one extra cable section.
Thoughts: Not long enough to fold up, and still a bit too big.

My sister has been clamoring for one of these since I made the first one, so she picked out some yarn this week, and I'll be casting on for hers soon!


The Irish Hiking Scarf knitalong is now closed.

Current members can still post their progress.

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