Well, a few people turned up at my house last week and I'm expecting more tomorrow. We are busy, busy, busy. We need more insects please, and perhaps some more leaves, using Sian's wool - she is keeping the pohutukawa tree the same colours.
I have been given another big box of yarn - have spent most of Easter weekend knitting, naturally. One of the bundles was for a jersey this person (thanks Sue!) gave me - she had started knitting a mohair jersey for a small adult/large child. Had knitted half the back. I have finished it! Felt it was the least I could do to say thanks for the rest of the wool. I hope she has a niece, friend, etc she can give it to - I suspect she started it years ago when her daughters were kids - they are all grown up now. (Sound familiar?)
Anyway, I've also worked on my 'poppies' piece - it's almost finished, and I have a few butterflies on the go - a bit fiddly, but next I want to make a huge one, using about 8 strands of dk - will post a photo when I do it.
Counting down now to the exhibition. I've just started to feel a bit of urgency!
Keep up the good work! :) And check out what our knitting friends in the north got up to this ANZAC day! Go to matayarnas.wordpress.com
Irish Hiking Scarf pattern
approx. 350 yards of worsted weight yarn
size 8 US needles and a cable needle or one double pointed needle
(Feel free to use chubbier yarn and/or larger needles to make a giant scarf. It will look just as lovely!)
Finished size, approx. 5 ½” x 55”
Cast on 42 stitches.
Row 1. (WS) K2, P2, K2, P6, K2, P2, K2, P6, K2, P2, K2, P6, K2, P2, K2
Row 2. (RS) K4, P2, K6, P2, K2, P2, K6, P2, K2, P2, K6, P2, K4
Row 3. (WS) repeat row 1
Row 4. (RS) repeat row 2
Row 5. (WS) repeat row 1.
Row 6. (RS) repeat row 2.
Row 7. (WS) repeat row 1.
Row 8. (RS) K4, P2, C6F, P2, K2, P2, C6F, P2, K2, P2, C6F, P2, K4
Repeat these rows to desired length, ending on row 7. Bind off.
C6F = Slip 3 sts. onto a cable needle and hold to front of work. K3, then K the 3 sts. off cable needle.
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