Saturday, June 30, 2007

Beginning My First IHS

I've been working on my first IHS for about two weeks now. I'm really enjoying working with cables again, and working with a heavy worsted weight it is easy to do one or two pattern reps in a very short amount of time. After doing so much lace knitting lately, a quick satisfying project like this is just what I needed. It measures 20" so far, and I love the way it is turning out with this yarn (Lion Brand Lion Cashmere Blend).

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

my scarf

My scarf has become a bit of a slogalong after a really good start. I picked it up a few weeks ago (during the Louis Vuitton yacht races) and did a whole lot. Unfortunately when I looked at it in the morning I had obviously gone into autopilot and the first 2 stitches (out of 4 or so pattern repeats *sigh*) were purls instead of knits. And it annoyed me, normally a small error like that wouldn't but this one did. And because my edge stitches are always wierd and this involved one of those I ripped all the way back rather than just dropping down.

Anyway - after that I didn't pick it up again for a few weeks but yesterday (during America's Cup yacht race - Go Team NZ!) I caught back up to where I was pre-ripping back. With a minimum of three more America's Cup races to go, screening live in the wee hours of the morning here in New Zealand, I hope to get back on track and get the thing finished. I need it - was 0 degress C this morning *brrr!

It is knitted in grey / purple Hummingbird Aires and is gorgeously warm.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Hi, Just Joined

This is a great blog and KA. I learned of it and of this beautiful scarf on KH and though I have several things OTN :o\.........what's one more right?!? I believe I will make it for my husband's aunt for Christmas.

I think this would look lovely is a Caron Simply Soft. I'm still pretty new to knitting but love cables and recently finished my first shawl, Elann's Sun Ray Shawl.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Highland Silk Irish Hiking Scarf

Finished and currently being blocked.

Project Stats:

Started: May ?, 2007

Completed: June 20, 2007

Yarn: Highland Silk from (80% highland wool/20% silk) in Calypso Green colorway

Needles: US 7

Size: 46" length x 5.5 " width

I love cables, I love green, I love this scarf. My plan is to tuck it away after drying to put in our local county fair (up to four submissions per category).


Monday, June 04, 2007

2-cable super bulky IHS

This is my second IHS, made out of some super-bulky wool I had in my stash. Three cables would have made the scarf ridiculously wide, so I altered the pattern to incorporate two cables.