Tuesday, January 23, 2007

On the Needles

On the needles now is an Irish Hiking Scarf using Plymouth Encore. It's slow going, but what's nice is that I've memorized the "two row combination" and just have to do the cable knit on each eighth row.

The rows have become so familiar that I hardly have to check where I am, which was great last night because I was absorbed in "Heroes." (Yay! It's back!)

Pictured below (or wherever these things land) is a "Shredder Cap." Bedford's LYS owner/teacher/knitter extraordinaire is also the mother of an Air Force pilot stationed in Iraq. Son called mother and asked if she could make some under-the-helmet caps for him and his team members (squadron?). This is a very simple pattern that knits up quickly and makes a nice, warm skull cap.

Now for the weather. We had sleet. It melted the next day. End of story. (Sorry Marianne!) ;)

The kids made a foot tall iceman.


Marianne said...

What a fab skull cap! I loved making the IHS, made one for my mother,holiday gift.
Hey, I'm truly glad your sleet melted off the next day, I wouldn't wish this on....well, not you that's for sure!
Lovin' the little ice dude!

Krista said...

I think I'm the only one who has not made that scarf! I'd like to one day though!

mobishobel said...

The Iceman Knittith? Maybe not. But he's very cute!

I love that scarf! The color is fabulous. krista, you're not alone; I also have yet to tackle this pattern. Maybe after I finish the socks... and slippers... and shawl... and sweater... you ever notice how many knitted items start with "S"?