Today Hannah's going back to Halifax for another school year there. I've just finished her socks, and the hooded scarf in time, so she can take it with her.
I really like this design. I was surprised to find, that you can even get used to working with crappy yarn. But I can't get used to knitting with 7mm needles, that was very unpleasant. My fingers, hands and wrists hurt, and I had to push each stitch off the needle on to the other. No wonder it took so long. Looking at the finished thing, it was a sweaters worth of knitting, at least in Hannah size. Not a fast, and last minute knit.
If I really had to, I would knit this again, but only with the softest yarn. I like anything "hoodie".
The stitch pattern is called "Fisherman's rib" where you slip every second stitch, every row. So even with the thick yarn, progress was slow. Anyway, I did it. I did not get to wash it though, but with acrylic yarn it would not matter, only there are some"Happy coodies" on it. (he chewed on the yarn several times, ran away with a ball still attached to the knitting a couple of times, from the living room to the kitchen) At least I picked out the white hairs, not just his, but Biko's also.
Happy tried to help me, by eating/shredding the instructions, because I was complaining so much. Thanks, Honey!
pattern: from Rebecca Design Team, # 35, Modell # 11
yarn: Mary Maxim's Titan (Hannah selected that yarn for her hooded pullover last year, but we got the original yarn from Angelika instead; that's why I had this yarn at hand, so glad it's out of my stash now), color # 521, 10 balls, (1 ball is ~ 80 yds)
needle: 7mm addi click circ
start-finish: Aug. 27 - Sept. 02
After knitting this scarf, I was craving to knit with thin needles, and to have to finish the second sock of this pair, was just right to keep me sane.
yarn: Mary Maxim's Gemstones, 2 balls (I think) it's color # 23 (Garnet?)
cast on 60 stitches, reduced to 56 for the foot
Now I'm supposed to knit 3 pairs of fingerless mittens, but I think I need a break from knitting, and spin instead. Yeah, that's what I'll do.