Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Secret Gifty Knitting

I can't blog this on my real blog because it's a present for my MIL so I thought I'd share it over here :-)

She loved the Irish Hiking Hat I made for her so now she wants another one in red with a matching scarf.

This is Wool-Ease worsted in Cranberry.

BTW - if you want the pattern for the hat it is at my blog: Learning My Way Through. I'll update it for any changes I make for worsted weight yarn when I finish this one up. I have a vague idea about double knitting the cabled band part of it instead of lining it. We'll see how that goes.


Tuesday, October 23, 2007

I'm back!

Hi everyone!

Well, I finished my first IHS years ago... But I have decided to start a second one. I'm also going to knit a hat and fingerless gloves to match. I'll be using Crystal Palace Fjord in the Misty Greens colorway. It matches my winter jacket. :)

I'll post progress as it happens!


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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Crafty Andy IHS Done

Let's try it once more, there are like 10 drafts, because of a blogger error, please look and clean your drafts lol! I finished this one to go with the hat. It was fun I enjoyed the reversible pattern. Thanks fro allowing me in the KAL.

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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Knitting as Therapy!

I started this two nights ago, using Angels & Elephants DK Blue-faced Leicester in ‘Holly Berry’. It is lovely to knit with and the scarf progresses quickly compared to the ‘Refresher’ baby cardigan I have just finished, due to the needle size - 5mm for the scarf and 2.25mm for the cardigan. Happily sitting and knitting and drinking Earl Grey, and looking at the grey weather outside. Spotty dog and I were up and out early, so I can spend the rest of the day crafting and not going out into the murky weather. Sorry the pictures aren't in chronological order, but I got fed up with this being the third time I have tried to post this...

Saturday, October 06, 2007


Can anyone explain "blocking" to me?

Monday, October 01, 2007

Hello All!

I've just joined the kal, but I've already begun the scarf. I'm finding that the yarn I used, Knit Picks Andean Silk, is low on yardage. This means that I have a million ends to weave in. Grrr! I've left them all at the edge. Has anyone, through experience, found the best spot to weave them in? I'm wondering where they will hide best. Thx!