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IMG_0227I did this over a week ago, but I’m just now blogging it.  Bad blogger!

I finally got around to writing up the pattern for the Chicabean Scarf.

You can find it here:

I wasn’t going, but I got a couple of requests and is was pretty easy since I’d already done that hat. I really love both of these patters. I’ll definitely be knitting more cables and lace combos!

Happy knitting!

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IMG_0234My sister picked out this yarn a long time ago, over a year ago. It’s one Cascade 220 “Heathers” colors, green with some bright blue and yellow mixed in. I’ve been looking for the “perfect” pattern for it. I finally gave up and made one based on a stitch pattern the Big Book of Knitting Stitch Patterns. At first I wasn’t sure and I think this is the third attempt, but I love it! Cables and lace wow! I want to do more of this combo! It will be warm without being dense. Plus the pattern was interesting enough to keep my attention, but easy enough to memorize.

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I was surprised when blocking made it wider and shorter, rather than wider and longer, but it’s still plenty long. See my helper while I’m blocking? That’s Simon if I sit down he’ll try to sneak on my lap. He only does this when I’m try to do something, little stinker. 🙂

I’m really happy with it and I hope the recipient loves it as much as I do!

Stats:

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  • Cast On: September, 2007
  • Weaving In: November, 2007
  • Pattern: My own based on a stitch pattern the Big Book of Knitting Stitch Patterns
  • Needles: Size 7 Bryspun Straights
  • Yarn: Cascade 220
  • Modifications: N/A
  • A gift for my sister – Chicabean

I made a matching hat for it that will be the feature of tomorrows post. As much as I love the scarf I think I love the hat more. I’ll be making one for me soon!

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But it’s time for another installment of WiP it Wednesday! In case you’re not familiar with this game, the idea is that I show how much progress I’ve made on my WiPs since I last showed them to you, and confess the new ones I’ve started and which ones I’m neglecting. Mostly it involves shame for me and pointing and laughing and whispering behind hands for you! 🙂

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Let’s get the new project I’ve cast on for out of the way first – My So Called Scarf! Isn’t it like mandatory that if you’re a knitter you buy Manos and make this? When I was browsing Ravelry for what to do with my skein of Manos in Prairie this is all I saw. Er, yeah you’re right, that’s not Prairie, that’s the new Manos I bought yesterday specifically for this scarf, I bought two skeins and I’m alternating every two rows with them because I saw so many people say their two halves didn’t match exactly.

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Up next another scarf, the Chicabean Scarf, I’m so pleased with the cables and lace pattern on this. It’s Cascade 220 so it will be a warm scarf even with the lacy holes I’m also planning to adapt the pattern for a hat. I’ll let you know how it works but I don’t think I’ll have any problems I’ve already worked out the decreases in my head.

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Tree Jacket is coming along nicely. I’m getting ready to switch to stockinette on the first sleeve. I’m happy I decided to use the lace pattern on the arms, I like how it looks. I’m knitting it in the round, so there is lots of turning of the body! wow! You’ll notice I haven’t bound off the body yet, I want it to be long but I wanted to be sure I had enough yarn for the arms, so I’ll finish it after the arms are finished.

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I’m also still working away on the Melon Pattern Scarf , it’s lace so it’s slow going but my love for it has not diminished. Love the silk, love the colors, love the pattern. Initially I wasn’t going to add the border to it, but now I’m thinking I will.

Not pictured, because I’m still working on them but haven’t touched since the last time we played this game:

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IMG_9215 (2)Here we are for another installment of WiP it Wednesday where I publicly admit the new projects I’ve started (I have a serious case of startitis I want to start at least 2 more but I’ve been restraining myself) and show the projects I’ve been neglecting. See where the shame comes in? For me at least, for you guys it’s good you can point and judge and whisper among yourselves.

Up first the Melon Pattern Scarf from Victorian Lace today. I love this, I love the pattern and I love the yarn, it’s like they were made for each other. I know variegated yarn is frowned on for lace but I like it. I’m not planning to put the edge on it just block lightly and go!

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Next the Hemlock Ring Blanket I haven’t picked this up in a week. Not for lack of love, I definitely love it. But it’s not portable and I’ve got a couple of other big projects I’m trying to finish and I’m a bit distracted so I can’t focus enough to work this pattern.

Here we have the Simple Log Cabin Throw that I snuck in without even putting it on my side bar. 🙂 I have two nieces, one will get the throw I showed you last week, one will get this one for Christmas. I’m about half way done with this.

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I’m still working on The Chicabean Scarf, but no new pics because I know the recipient reads the blog so it needs to be sort of a surprise. She did pick the yarn so she knows she’s getting something. I love the pattern I’m using for this one, and I’m planning to adapt it to a matching hat. They’ll be Christmas gifts too. Then that’s the end of my Christmas knitting unless I do something small.

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The Pinwheel Blanket also intended as a gift. My mom said the best baby blanket she got was circular so I found a pattern for one.

Not pictured:

  • The Lace Tank – it’s hibernating. It’s hard to focus on a lace top when the weather is cooler and I’m itching to knit sweaters.
  • Picovoli – Not really hibernating I just haven’t been working on it but I will.

I’m itching to start:

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Oh and one last wip, which really barely qualifies. I have one ball of manos and little bit left over from my mittens, I was thinking a scarf, so I started The One Row Scarf, but I’m not feeling the love. Any suggestions?

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My creationhmmm, should we bet on how long it will take me to run out of Devo lyrics for WiP it Wednesdays?

Top Left – Minimalist Cardigan , I’m working the on the last sleeve! I am so close to being done, I just haven’t had much knitting time. I have to say I”m not looking forward to the seaming, I’ve never seamed anything before and I’m worried it wont go well and what would be a nice sweater will look awful because of the seaming.

Top Right – The Chicabean Scarf, its for my sister, she picked out the yarn herself last year and I had a hell of a time deciding on a pattern for it. I finally did. I know you can’t see it well in the picture but it’s a sort of a surprise, not the scarf or the yarn, but the FO. So you just get a peak.

Middle Left My Picovoli , I haven’t done much with this one either. I think it will be my travel knitting this weekend. Yep I’m going out of town, but don’t worry Yarn Pr0n Friday will still post and I have a few other things, but I wont be responding to comments until I get back.

Middle Right – I haven’t touched the Simple Throw. It’s too hot for an acrylic blanket on my lap right now and I keep telling myself there is plenty of time until Christmas!

Bottom Left – The Lace Tank is still on hold because I’m still using to my Size 6 needles for the Mini Cardi. But I’m almost done with that and I’m itching to finish this one so hopefully I’ll get it done so I can wear it a few times before it gets too cold for it.

Bottom Right – That’s the yarn I thought was going to be the Tangled Yoke Cardigan but I decided I don’t want another cardigan right now so it’s be reassigned to Salina. I swatched and it will be my next project.

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