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I need to write more often. If it’s not work that’s eating my soul, it’s school. I wish I had more free time!
I have always loved the Irish Hiking Scarf pattern, but I never cast on for it until recently. I used Patons SWS in the Natural Plum colorway and this is what came out of that. I used three complete skeins, and the scarf is around 56″ long, which is how tall I am.
I also recently finished an Odessa out of Moda Dea Beadnik yarn in Black Beret. It took exactly the whole skein, plus about five inches. The whole time I was knitting, I was afraid I would run out. Thank goodness there was just enough. This will be a Christmas present for one of my best friends, who loves all things black and sparkley.
On the needles…
I’ve decided to participate in NaKniSweMo, or National Knit a Sweater Month. I’m knitting Avast from knitty in Knit Picks Swish Superwash in Black, size Large. It might be going to J, or I might keep it. Haven’t decided yet. If I keep it, it’ll be a little big on me, but I like sweaters like that. This is how far I’ve gotten.
I’ve knit about 9 inches, and I’ve got 7 more to go before I get into the sleeve decreases area.
My mother loved my Irish Hiking Scarf so much that she decided she wanted me to knit her one, too. She loved the yarn I used (Patons SWS) but she didn’t want to totally match me. So I let her pick which colorway she wanted. She chose Natural Pink, and I’ve only been able to knit about 8 inches so far out of the first skein. As you can see, there’s still a bunch of the skein left, plus two more I have sitting waiting to be knit up. I’ll probably finish this over Thanksgiving break, and even though it’s supposed to be a Christmas present, she might steal it from me early.
My mother is a computer programmer, so she sits in front of the computer all day, complaining about how cold her hands are. Since she has to type all the time, she can’t wear regular gloves, or even cropped off gloves (she needs full range of motion in her fingers). When I saw Knitty’s Fetching, I knew I had to make them for her. She’ll be getting them as soon as I go home for Thanksgiving break, since I promised them to her as soon as I finished them. I’m a little farther along than the picture shows; all I have to do is knit the thumb now.