Monday, October 30, 2006

Scarves and Fighting the Second Sock

I started the Irish Hiking Scarf for my sister for Christmas. I hope she will like it. It is also the first KAL that I have joined besides the ones on The Cowl scarf is for a friend of mine. She really liked it. I think it will be warmer than I thought. It was made of lace weight yarn but it felt warm when I tried it on.

I had to frog my second sock but it is progressing along okay now. I had some stitches that were wonky and I didn't like it so it had to jump into the pond. I am really loving sock knitting and I can see myself never wearing commercial socks again after I have enough pairs made. I am only on my second pair. I am always looking for great sock yarn and I always find it but never bring myself to buy. I guess I am more of a looker than a buyer.

The girls were able to play in leaves yesterday. It is turning into a little tradition for us. We were really lucky to have great day to do it.


Lisa L said...

I love the Irish Hiking Scarf pattern - I'll definitely knit it again - it never seemed to get tiring! I'm sure your sister will love it!

Whimsical Knitting said...

I love the photo of the girls in the leaves!
I'm with you, if I don't like it, I frog it!
Love, love the cowl and scarf!
Hey, please join us in the contest on my blog! I'm announcing the other prize next week!

Rebecca said...

I love the Irish Hiking Scarf in lovely!

I have fond memories as a child playing in the Fall leaves and it looks like your girls will, too!