Wednesday, November 12, 2008

WIP Wednesday: The Gift Giving Edition

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I've been trying to plug away on my dad's scarf! This is his father's day scarf from June, so I figure I should finish this before Christmas?! I absolutely love it, but I'm distracted by socks and such. I'm about 1/3 of the way through this.

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Its a fairly easy cable pattern (more details on that in the future, I modified a stitch pattern and love it). Maybe by posting this here it'll give me a bit more motivation to get this finished. And look at that pretty sunlight in the background. It was a lovely day today, but I didn't realize it until about 4pm. I had a horrible migraine today and was in bed most of the day. But at least I was home when the sun was out to take some pictures :)


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I sure do like stash diving! I've been going through my stash to see what a I really need, what I have too much of, and doing a bit of destashing. I couldn't part with this pretty yarn that I purchased last year on our trip to Boston. Its Green Mountain Spinnery Mountain Mohair. I LOVE IT!! Oh, a sweater out of this would be heavenly!

And this isn't a WIP anymore! Lookie!

Thank you everyone for all the tips and suggestions on blogging topics for the next few weeks! They are all awesome (well, except for Ilikecake's suggestion of belly dancing photos...not! unless she wants me to take the pics of her...hehehehehehe...btw, we are loving our class!)! I really appreciate all the suggestions!! And our lucky winner is.....

Teen Knitter!!!

Congratulations!! I've contacted you over on ravelry to let you know that you won!! Your sock yarny goodness will be on its way to you soon! And for those who didn't win, no worries....my blogiversary is coming up...so we'll have more free yarn!!

Happy Knitting!!

xoxo Irishgirlieknits

p.s. what do you all think of the new blog layout? I'm not sure....

13 comments:

marcy said...

hmmm, missed monday...still like the format and you'll get used to it!
the scarf is great. made my dad one last year!

Bezzie said...

It's the father's day gift that keeps on giving!

Disco said...

I like the blog format. The FO is fabulous - that knit up really quick!

As for the scarf. Don't touch anything else til it's finished. You'll complete it by the end of this weekend.

Sorry you had a migraine - that sucks. Hope you're feeling better.

Oh, and well done for stash-diving and destashing. I always approve of that ;0)

laura (knittinkitties) said...

everyone has started their insane amount of christmas knitting. we need our own brand of coffee for this!

Stacey said...

that scarf is great! I've been looking for a nice cabled pattern for scarf...

And I very much like your new blog layout!

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

Something in the air? I developed a tension headache yesterday afternoon which just wouldn't go away.

The scarf is looking great & cozy for when the cooler weather finally gets here.

I've been so used to the old format, I think I just need to get used to the new one. But I like the colors.

Brena said...

That scarf is awesome! Love the stitch pattern. The mohair looks cozy.

Zonda said...

Oh..lovely, cushy looking scarf. Hoping you feel better soon!

Zonda said...

ps. I like the blog format, the newer one is easier to add stuff too I think.

tiennie said...

That scarf is gorgeous!!

Beverly said...

You're giving me a bit of motivation to finish the scarf I started for my dad a couple of months ago. Maybe I'll have it finished by Christmas?

Nell said...

Love the tweedy yarn you're using for your dad's scarf. It doesn't seem like it's really tweed but you're getting that kind of effect. He'll love it.

Sam said...

Great scarf for your dad! I really like the cable stich and the tweedy yarn in interesting, but still really manly. I'm sure he'll love it.

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