Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Mission Accomplished (part 1)

I finished the first of two scheduled projects for the Ravelympics. I completed the Irish Hiking Scarf. It was easy and fun at the same time. It refreshed my memory about how to do cables and how wonderful a knitted item looks with cables. I won't let this project be the last one with cables. I will have more cabled projects in the future. I was thinking a pair of socks...anyway my first project is done!

The scarf ended being a wee bit over 60 inches. I had hoped for 70 but since I knit one other scarf and a hat to match that scarf, there wasn't enough to make this scarf really long nor is there enough to make a matching hat. I am disppointed about the hat because I have seen a matching hat for this pattern on Ravelry. I might have to break down and buy another skein of this same yarn and try that hat.
Here is the scarf stretched across my dining room table. I hope the cables are the way they are supposed to be. I think they are. The next step is to wash the hat and the two scarves and get them dried and stored away until I have enough of them to mail off to OFA. Now I am off to finish spinning my roving for the next Ravelympics project. I am almost done with the spinning and then the knitting will begin!

Since this post was created I got this...I am really excited to knit for a logo. Silly, I know but it was fun and despite how easy the pattern was I feel like I pushed myself to get it done in a timely manner.


Ria said...

Congrats on your medal!!

Love the scarf!!

vlb5757 said...

Thanks! It a lot of fun. I want to make the scarf again because it was such an easy pattern. I really did enjoy making it. Are we ready to plant our gardens again this year?

Wool Winder said...

The cables are pretty. Nice job.

erinkristi said...

Gold, silver, or bronze? Oh, wait. Red! HAHA! Who cares if the cables look "right"? 'Cause, they look marvelous. I saw some beautiful golden yarn in Knits today...I think I'm ready for a little spring. Miss you!