Friday, September 12, 2008

clicking along...

I've been quiet here once again, so you know it generally means I've been clicking away with the needles. First up, is my 'twist' on the Irish Hiking Scarf'. I had an idea to make it similar to a Seaman's Scarf..you know the type that is ribbed around the back of the neck to keep it narrower to fit easier with a winter coat. Here's where it is right now....


I've got two sections knit up identical to each other. Using the IHS pattern before switching to the rib section. And get a load of this...I used Yarn Bee's I Love this Cotton! yarn in Cherry!

Extra soft, bright color that has already given the scarf lots of compliments on the bright and cheery color!

Here's a close up of the two sections. Such a fast knit!

All that's left, is to graft the two sections together. I figured a 3 needle bind off would stiffen out the ribbing too much. We'll see if my bright idea will carry over to the needles.

Next up is the cousin #2 BSJ sweater. It's been sitting 'in the wings' while I was driving across the country and knitting up the purple baby set. It was ready for the I-Chord seaming, collar and buttons.

That having been finished this morning, I need to find some embroidery floss to match the "Block M" patch to finish the sweater off. Up next the hat and pop it into the mail!

Lastly the purple mystery scarf is coming along between everything else. Hopefully with the above two projects being 'just that close' to finishing, this one will take off a bit faster and be on it's way.

I decided to add an addition over to the left side of this blog. I got tired of having to go back through each of the listings to find my Tribble and BSJ tutorials. So, If you go below the list of Wishing I was Knitting at the Lake Patterns, you'll find a new section called Wishing I was Knitting at the Lake Tutorials. Click on which one you're looking for and the link will bring to you that posting. Hopefully you'll find this helpful. I know I'm happier with the links when they're easier to find. After all, I use them, too! Enjoy!

5 comments:

LizzieK8 said...

Do you have instructions for kitchener in pattern? Great idea for the IHS!

Anonymous said...

Golly, they are very lovely. The kid who will be wearing the Michigan cardigan is going to be the lucky kid! It is so adorable. You're very talented. Keep up the good work!

Kelly said...

I love the scarf and the baby sweater. I use the ILTY acrylic to make baby items. It is so soft. I can only get it online so I haven't been able to try the cotton yet.

Sherry said...

What is the pattern you used for the baby sweater in your August 31 post? It's beautiful.

Cathy said...

Sherry, Thank you very much! I just thought it was too cute!

The information was right there under the pictures:

"Details....Sirdar book 332, Little Sweet Peas, pattern A-Girl's Lacy Cardigan and Hat. Baby Bee, Sweet Delights Baby, Berry Jam, 1.28 skeins (147 g), (US) 6 (4.mm) addi turbo needles. I changed the pattern to keep the button band attached to the body of the sweater, rather than having to sew it on after the sweater was knitted."

Hope this helps!