Thursday, November 03, 2005

Look Ma... cables!

So I'm home from school today. I've felt pretty crappy all week, but for various reasons needed to be there the past few days. Yesterday before I was getting ready to leave, as my throat called out for mercy and my world spun as I stood up, I decided I wasn't going in today.

So this morning, after the kids left, I spent a few quality hours camped out on the couch watching morning TV on ABC, and knitting. This is the Irish Hiking Scarf, whose pattern can be found here. I started it this morning, and this photo represents about 5 pattern repeats (plus 2 more rows). It's going to be a Christmas present for my SIL, whom I love, and judging by the speed that it's working up at (so much faster than that sock on those little toothpicks with tiny string) I think when I'm finished I'll make myself one. She's a wash and wear kind of gal, so I'm using Lion Brand Wool-Ease, with size 8 needles. I think I'll use Cascade 220 for mine, in the same color.

This is by far the coolest thing I've ever knit. I thought I was impressed with myself when I turned my first heel.. this passes that in droves. It's such a simple trick of stitch order, but it looks so fancy and complicated. The site also has a pattern for mittens with the same cabling pattern. Depending on how quick I can get this done, I might make her a set.


KathyMarie said...

Ooooh, it's so pretty! I love cables, and this looks so soft and cozy. Very nice.

Jeanie said...

The scarf is beautiful! Love the cables. And Wool-Ease is just so darn practical that it's hard not to love it.