Saturday, January 28, 2006

Irish Hiking Scarf



so i got bored with the stupid garter stitch scarf... its not like i'm gonna ever wear it... its freaking white! although it would actually be pretty cute with the outfit i have on, white pants, and a green tshirt with "I *heart* Nerds" printed on it. and the heart is white... so the scarf would go pretty well, but too bad. its over, unless i get really really bored... so i pulled out a nice fat skein of baby pink yarn yesterday to attempt a doggie sweater... except the pattern used cables, which up until that point, i had no clue how to do... and daphne was getting all tangled up in the yarn, while i was counting "knit one, purl one... leave me alone stupid dog... where was i? oh, purl one, knit one, purl one... why is this ending on a knit stitch? aw crap... " so i frogged it, set it down, and proceeded to find instructions for cabling. then i remembered someone posting on SnB about a cable scarf they were doing as their first cable project. I found the pattern, and its so freaking easy! Its the Irish Hiking Scarf... it looks really pretty, too... So then i dug frantically through my grandma's old knitting basket, found a cable needle (not easy, there is too much crap in there), and decided to try out the pattern on my pink yarn... i think the scarf is gorgeous, but also can be very masculine, it would be the perfect gift for a guy friend, except its pink, and besides, i don't have any guy friends to give gifts to... i'm having one problem though, i hate purling! the rows where i knit more than purl go very fast, but the odd numbered rows where i have to purl a lot, take me forever! I dread finishing an even row because i know what comes next. but i look forward to finishing odd rows, so i can take a break with the even rows... i might just be going crazy... oh well... daphne is sound asleep on my pillow next to the scarf, she's adorable... and pictures... i turned of the flash for the daffy picture, and it made it be slow shutter and it came out blurry... i'll have to figure out my camera a little better...

3 Comments:

At 1:07 AM, Blogger Rain said...

Your purls will get faster over time.

It's looking good so far, you'll be on that dog sweater before you know it.

 
At 7:24 PM, Blogger KniTaPaLooZa said...

Very nice. If you don't already know but there is a KAL for this. I love your color. I have made the wrist warmers and the cellphone cover and the hat but not the scarf yet on this IHS. Very cool

 
At 3:53 PM, Blogger halfwaynowhere said...

yeah, i joined the KAL... i really love this pattern, i might do the wrist warmers next..

 

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