Sunday, April 30, 2006
Monday, April 24, 2006
Beginnings of my first IHS
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Irish Hiking Wrist Warmers, Redux
New version 2.0, since I realized the last one had a whole bunch of errors. Sorry for any trouble!
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
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!
Saturday, April 08, 2006
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Irish Hiking Saga
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!