Friday, September 29, 2006

My second on is finished

Last night I finished up my 2nd scarf. I totally love this one. The mohair is so soft and seemed to be perfect for this pattern. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

I love this scarf pattern!

I recently began knitting an Irish Hiking Scarf as a Christmas present for my dad. This is my first pattern with cables, and I'm really loving it!

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I'm using knit picks wool of the andes in amber

It's great being a part of this knit-a-long, I enjoy seeing pictures of peoples progress and finished projects.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

First KAL and IHS

Hi everyone. I'm Jean and very excited to join this KAL and see everyone elses progress with their IHS. This is my first try knitting cables and I thought this pattern is the best thing for me to start with. This is what I have so far....

So far so good. I used Lionbrand Yarn Wool-Ease in Oxford Grey. The color is kind of blah but it was what I had in my stash. I can't wait to knit this up in other yarns and colors.

Red Scarf

I think I still have a couple feet to go on my scarf for the Red Scarf Project. This is Red Pepper Swish, KnitPicks superwash wool.

Monday, September 25, 2006

David casts on for his first Irish Hiking Scarf!

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Saturday, September 23, 2006

My knitting rambles

My knitting rambles

Oh my I haven't been posting here for so long I am so embarrassed. Well my daughters sculpture and pictures didn't win anything BUT she got 2 red ribbons and 1 yellow for her targets from 4-H sharpshooters,My other daughter only got a yellow ribbon as she didn't keep her targets safe to enter them in the fair. The presentations went great though!!!

And once again the snake went missing, found him in a draw and put him back thought I fixed the problem and he is out again. He needs to eat so I hope I find him soom. This time I know haow to fix him so he cannot get out again! I am putting the screening inside as well as outside of his cage top!!

Well we got our chickens this year finally!!! We got a 12 week old black silky , a 14 week old silver wyndacote and a 7 month or older silver speckled Hamburg, all hens all bantams!!

I have finished nothing this summer but one baby blanket and I don't feel it is good enough to give.. I am still working on the afghan from H**l for my daughter,my shawl of odds and ends and another baby blanket.

I have been diagnosed with having a heel spur and have gotten a shot that is helping but I have to ice/heat treat it at least 2 x a day!!
In between all of this I have gotten my girls room spotlessly cleaned except for the 11 year olds closet. I dread that job and have decided that it will be a project we will tackle together!! I will hopefully have all new windows upstairs before it gets cold so that will help a whole lot this winter.
Of course when your house is over 100 years old no job is easy!!
My Husband is working on the bathroom and it might actually be done by Halloween, He is also working on the dining room ceiling finally so it will be nice for the holidays!! I think I might actually have dinner at my house this year.

I have to really get knitting as I want to make things for gifts for Christmas. Scarves and hats so they are easy gifts also have sewing to do

this weekend I am going to be knitting a 9x9 square or 2 for a blanket that someone from a forum I am on is making for her neighbor who's health is failing and doesn't look like he will get the transplant he needs.

I figured that is something easy to do and it will use up some of my yarn. I am going to use some of the homespun mill ends that I have so it
will be easy.

Well the world keeps spinning and I just need to keep things together so that we can be together.
I have gotten rid of my family room furniture and things out of my dining room so I am going to be looking for "new"furniture soon. I have the battle of paint to still win so that the house is colors I want not just Beige!!!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006


There she is, finally completed. Now I am onto a pair of irish hiking wrist warmers. :)

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Started my second IHS

Recently I ran across this beautiful green apple color mohair blend, the minute I seen it I knew I wanted to knit another Irish Hiking Scarf. It's turning out beautiful and I am thrilled with it. When it's finished I'll post another picture. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, September 10, 2006

IHS number 2 - The Candy Cane Scarf

Being knit for my daughter in Cascade Yarns Quatro, in a 4 ply pink and white candystripe colourway. She tells me it is her Candy Cane Scarf.


Candy Cane Scarf 007

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Another First Scarf, Hat musings

Started mine last night in a medium green Briggs & Little (that's at least 32 years old--remnants from a friend's baby afghan for her eldest son, but that's another story!) I was thinking of using #10's, but didn't really like the effect, so I'll stick with the requisite #8's.

Fell asleep pondering the hat dilemma...I found these patterns--One is an 11 stitch repeat, with appropriate decreases, and the other uses a three needle bind-off--more of a toque look. They are both circular, so hopefully that will quell whoever was having confusion--I'm going to try a hat when I'm done with the other couple of scarf and hat projects I'm working on! If I were making the hat, I'd CO in multiples of 12, rib an inch or two--or just CO on say #6 needles and knit an inch and then switch to 8's (circ or DPN's), in the pattern as follows *K2 P2 K6 P2, repeat around from *, cross as per pattern on Round 8, and pick your decreases when you are ready. Is that clear as mud??

Friday, September 08, 2006

First Scarf Started

Hi all, I started my first scarf, and this is my fist project with cables. So far I really like the pattern. I'm using Lion Brand Classic Wool. Irish Hiking Scarf
Everyone else's scarves look great! I can't wait until mine is done!
On the needles: Irish Hiking Scarf, MDK handtowel, hat
Happy knitting!

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Finally my first I.H.Scarf!

Dear friends,

How are you? I hope everything is fine from where you are reading this. Here the weather is still hot but a bit more bearable. I have finally been able to finish my first two scarves! One of them is the Irish Hiking Scarf we all are doing on the Knitalong blog. I hope you like it! I chose a very colourful yarn and the result is lovely. I call it "rainbow cables" :) Also, I finally was able to finish the ocean ribbing scarf (a simple 2x2 ribbing, lovely touch, it looks soooo soft!). The Ocean ribbing scarf is a present for my special one. I'll use the Irish Rainbow cable scarf in Basel, for the cold winter :)

Maybe they are a bit short (more or less 130cm) but it's ok :) I have used exactly two balls for each scarf. Good to know for other projects! I would love to do the matching Irish Hat with cables but the pattern I found is not clear... any clue?

Hope you like the pictures :) Leave a comment, please :)


Tuesday, September 05, 2006

A Convert!

I am so excited! After looking at all the finished scarves here and seeing how my IHS came out, my partner David (a relatively new knitter) has decided to try it. He just bought some grey Patons Merino and plans to start as soon as he finishes the socks he is knitting. I'll keep you posted!

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Quoth the Maven, "Knit some more!"

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Finished!! And how I love thee.

(Click the picture to see it full-size.)

Hey, dudes! I finished my first Irish hiking Scarf, and I love it! I love the color, I think it will be perfect for cheering me us in the damp, dreary days of winter. Plus, the color is pretty Irish, right? Click here for a closeup.
Yarn: Cascade 220, 2 skeins in... Color #7814. I think thats what it was, I lost the label.
Needles: US Size 9 Straight
I want yarn to cast on for another right now, they are just so fun and satisfying to make!!!

Friday, September 01, 2006

Ready for the cold, cold winter

Hurray! The scarf is finished. It was so easy to do yet not in the least bit tedious or boring. I enjoyed knitting it. It felt like butter. I used Classic Elite Inca Print Alpaca, color 4652 on size 9 bamboo needles. The label didn't have a colorway name. I'll be giving this one away to a friend who has a birthday coming up soon. I've enjoyed knowing that I was part of a group knitting away and checking in to the webpage to see what other people had used for their scarves. After finishing up a few other projects I plan to make this again for myself.