Sunday, April 30, 2006

Another IHS finished!

Unger Utopia in "Smoke"
Followed pattern except for adding an additional 100 yards or so.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Beginnings of my first IHS

Hello all!

I love this pattern - it's relatively easy and the results look complicated (to non-knitters at least). I will probably make a few of these, but for now, here is the progress I have on my first one:
I'm knitting this in Frog Tree Merino Color 31. So soft and pretty!!

Happy Knitting!

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Irish Hiking Wrist Warmers, Redux

4/20/06 update:
New version 2.0, since I realized the last one had a whole bunch of errors. Sorry for any trouble!

Hi all.....

I finally (1.5 years later) got around to cleaning up the pattern for the Irish Hiking Wrist Warmers and posted it here, as a .pdf file, for download. Scroll to the bottom left and click the 'download' button



Thursday, April 13, 2006

A Wearin' o' the Green

A little late, but looking good. This was a fun, easy pattern for my first cabling attempt and I'm very pleased with the way it turned out. I had originally planned on making it a St. Patty’s Day project for March but other yarns and projects occasionally came calling. Then the “to fringe or not to fringe” dilemma presented itself and, well, one month turned into two… I decided against the fringe just because of the length, a whopping 80 inches! Perfect for a double wrap around the neck or the pull through the loop look. Details: Tahki Donegal Tweed Homespun, US #10 needles, Color #892.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006


First Irish Hiking Scarf is FINI!!!

The Vitals

Yarn: Casade Eco Wool Color #8015 - about 80% of one skein

Needles: Size 10.5 US Addi Circular

Dimensions - 75'' with fringe x 9.5 ''

Monday, April 10, 2006

big beefy cables!

Since I'm taking a little sock sabbatical, I needed a nice beefy yarn project with big needles and little thinking - enter, Irish Hiking Scarf and the clown car of yarn - Cascade Eco Wool. This big ball of beefy yarnage doesn't even have a dent in it with half of this scarf already completed!

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Progress despite cats

or to spite cats, it can go either way.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Irish Hiking Saga

Now that it's been sitting around languishing for a week or two, I finally got around to taking pictures of my completed Hiking Scarf!

This scarf has also had the most exciting life of anything I have made to date. During its creation, it's seen:
  • A lay-off
  • A contract extension
  • Three tornado warnings (that didn't amount to anything at all)
  • One trip to the emergency room
  • A hospital Stay
  • One ninth birthday party

(Surprisingly enough, and perhaps disappointingly, all of the aforementioned events were unrelated.)

I thought it was kind of silly, though, to be making a scarf so close to spring. Thought it was kind of a waste that it probably wouldn't get used for another six months or so... but I forgot something vital! I live in Kansas! Springtime in Kansas means a psychotic roller coaster ride of rocketing to 80 degrees, plummeting to 20 degrees, digging yourself out of a late-season snow only to get blown away by a tornado that weeked. (Ok, it's not THAT bad, but still...) Point being: it snowed a couple of weeks ago, and I got to wear my scarf!

Thanks for looking. :)

Irish Hiking Scarf

First Irish Hiking Scarf

Here is my first attempt at cables and the Irish Hiking Scarf. I can't believe how easy it is, especially once you get into the rhythm of the pattern. I am using Elann's Peruvian Collection Highland Wool in Brook Blue.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

finally finished with irish hiking beanie #2, halfway with scarf #2

Ok, it's been a while since I've written a post regarding any knitting I have done. I've finished the Irish Hiking Hat #2, and the scarf is approximately halfway done. Yes, a very belated gift for my sister considering her birthday was in January. Oops. Well, my goal is to finish this gift before starting any other projects. Almost there!!