Thursday, December 21, 2006

Grandpa's Scarf

I decided to make my Grandpa a scarf for Christmas and settled on the Irish Hiking Scarf from Hello Yarn. After knitting in to it for awhile I realized it was too wide for a SC winter. I re-vamped it to fit what I wanted as well as I hated the garter stitch edge. I decided to post the alterations. Pic will come soon. Original pattern can be found Here.

New pattern--
worsted weight yarn, I used Plymouth Encore
size 8 needles (i find circ to be better than straight needles)
cable needle or DP

Cast on 32 ST
Row 1 (WS) p3, k3, p6, k3, p2, k3, p6, k3, p3
Row 2 (RS) k3, p3, k6, p3, k2, p3, k6, p3, k3
on the next rows you will slip the first and last stitch with yarn in front
Row 3 (WS) sl1, p2, k3, p6, k3, p2, k3, p6, k3, p2, sl1
Row 4 (RS) k3, p3, k6, p3, k2, p3, k6, p3, k3
Row's 5, 7, 9 same as 3 and all subsequent WS rows will follow this
Row's 6, 8 same as R2/4

Row 10 (RS) k3, p3, C6F, p3, k2, p3, C6F, p3, k3

C6F= slip 1st 3 ST onto cable needle or DP, knit next 3 ST, then knit 3 ST on cable needle.

Knit until desired length ending on Row 9.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

My blog title

I am sure people are wondering, or maybe not but who cares, why my blog is titled this way. It's a funny story, at least to me. Over the Thanksgiving holiday I was knitting at my aunt's waiting for dinner to be done. While I was oblivious to all but my 4 needles and yarn, my aunt asks what I am knitting. My uncle (her DH) then says "Knit one, purl two, drop five" I just laughed and said I rarely drop a stitch much less 5. Later that night my DD got a hold of the tam I was knitting for a friends SO and wouldn't you know, 5 dropped stitches. Ironic, no? So there is the story behind my blog title. Pictures of FO's will be soon to follow.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Trying this again

I used to have a knitting blog up last year and decided I couldn't keep up with it so I closed it down. But over the last few months I realized I really had nowhere to post what I had done and show off pictures, so here I go again!

Right now I am kicking myself for not photographing a soaker that was mailed out a few weeks ago. See I have been knitting for FIN's on MDC's Holiday Helpers list (want to know what I am talking about? Check out this link and I made this awesome soaker for a little girl from thick and thin merino in their majestic colorway. It was so sweet and the mama told me her DD just loves it and it's a perfect fit! But I am sad I didn't take a pic to save. Lesson learned I will now take pictures of all the knitted items I am making to ship out :)