Thursday, January 20, 2011

Eyelet Scarf

For my birthday, my SIL gave me the book 60 Quick Knits and a skein of Cascade 220. My first project from the book is the Eyelet Scarf. it's a one skein scarf, so it's not as long as I would like. If I ever make this again, I will simply buy another skein to make it longer.

The pattern is REALLY pretty, and easy to memorize. I love the bubblegum pink color, and am thinking about making a matching hat (someday).

(That's Buster posing with the scarf)

I really like this book, and hope to make the monkey hat and a pair of mittens from it this year.

I've also finished the front of Lia, and hope to finish the back neck shaping tonight.

In other news, we still have snow here in New England, and there's talk of school being closed tomorrow. The little kids and I have been ice skating a couple of times a week (our city has AWESOME free skating hours! 9-11 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays). Baby girl has double-bladed skates that fit over her boots (please don't comment telling me how double-bladed skates aren't good for kids. She's not even two yet. Just be impressed she's on the ice). She tends to wear them for about 20 minutes, and then kicks off her boots. However, since there's usually only about 5 people on the ice (including us), I just take the skates off and let her walk around on the ice. Little Boy's skating skills are improving dramatically, and he spends his time playing imaginary games as he skates around. Usually, the games are between the Bruins and Sabres, but sometimes the Rangers show up to play too.

I hope you're enjoying whatever winter weather has come your way!

Happy knitting!


Nina said...

The scarf looks very cute! I've been meaning to get that book..

Jane said...

Since at her age I was barely walking, I'm truly impressed that she can skate.

Never mind the people who might say you shouldn't do this or that. Your kids will grow up to be independent, confident people.

Wool Free and Lovin' Knit said...

love the bubblegum pink scarf -- bet it looks great as you circle the rink!

Kathy said...

Great great job on the scarf. It is 100 % lovely.

Hahah I agree little girl is on the ice!!! thats what counts

Jknits said...

Would it be worth picking up stitches at the ends to make the scarf longer? Maybe you could add a ruffle? I've had that happen with scarves before. Good to know that the book is good.