Thursday, September 16, 2010

Show and Tell Friday!

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Did you get into the knitting craze a few years back?  I've actually been knitting for a long time but I'm not consistent with it.  When I was in my early 20s my goal was to knit an Irish Knit sweater and I did!  It even had small pockets on the front!  I still have it in fact!  Once I finished my goal sweater I didn't knit for awhile and then in my 30s I went through another knitting spurt and made about 5 sweaters then stopped again.  These days I tend to do quick projects like scarfs or when ponchos were really in a few years back I made about 5 of those...then donated them to the Goodwill when they went out of style so quickly!
I started this scarf for Lauren a couple years ago and my plan is to finish it before winter! It would be already finsihed but she wants it really long so I just keep knitting and knitting and knitting!  This pattern is called an Irish Hiking Scarf (If you click on that it will take you to the pattern). It's fairly easy if you already know how to knit cables and cables aren't really as hard as they look if you don't know how yet!

This time of year I always get the urge to knit! There is something so relaxing about it!

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43 comments:

Katy Noelle said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the scarves from Harry Potter - they're so wonderfully long!

Carolyn said...

Hi Cindy,
I was looking at some knitting books today too and thinking I should do a project. I used to knit a lot when my children were small.
The scarf looks like a great project for the fall.
Thank you for hosting,
Carolyn

Cozy Home Scenes said...

Very pretty! I crochet, but I tried knitting. Something about using both hands threw me off.

Oddly enough my Great Aunt knits and for years she couldn't crochet. For her using 1 hand threw her off. It's only been recently that she has self taught herself how to do both. Pretty good for someone who's about 84 years old and had a stroke!

Low Tide High Style said...

I'm exactly the same when it comes to knitting and I have several unfinished projects! Your scarf is beautiful! I may have to learn to knit cables!

Kat :)

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

What a beautiful scarf -- and great pics! Thanks for hosting Show and Tell Friday!

cindy @ cottage instincts said...

Lovely! I learned to knit in high school, but that was YEARS ago...not sure I could do it now without some lessons. :)

Thanks for hosting once again!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

This is a beautiful pattern. Makes me wish I knew how to knit! She'll love it!

Shabby T said...

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I've always wanted to learn maybe just maybe I will try..
It will be nice to sit and do somethin while relaxing after a long day at work in front of the tv..
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Sweet Bee Cottage said...

That is such a beautiful scarf! What a lucky girl Lauren is! And let us know if you ever donate it to Goodwill! LOL!

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hello Cindy, Thank You for hosting today. It's always a pleasure to join in on the FUN.....

Sherry said...

Cindy,
That scarf is beautiful. What a wonderful pattern. Love that
Sherry

AshTreeCottage said...

What you have finished so far looks beautiful! I have not learned how to knit cables, but you certainly are inspiring me to give it a try!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

bj said...

My mother could knit so well and I am just sick that I didn't take the time to learn.
This is so pretty...I love the beautiful long scarfs...
xo bj

NanaDiana said...

That is an absolutely beautiful pattern! I have done all sorts of crafts in my life and I am sorry to say that I never learned how to knit or crochet. I should just take the time to learn as I love the looks of knitted items!

I can't wait to see it finished! Diana

Elsie said...

Cindy when I was in my twenties I
learned to crochet, well then I thought I needed to learn to knit.
I did and the only thing I knitted
and finished is a pair of mittens
for my son when he was 2yr.old. I
started a sweater and got one side
finished and I thought the heck with this crocheting is faster.LOL. Now I wished I would have stayed with the knitting and
learned more. Yours is beautiful and if you keep knitting maybe it
will reach LA. and I can grab it.
":O)

The Tablescaper said...

Such a beautiful scarf! I wish you were knitting one for me!!!

- The Tablescaper

Carolyn said...

Oh Cindy, the scarf is beautiful! I never learned to knit even though my mother was an expert! Your beautiful work is very inspiring!

Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

Linda Q said...

Pretty pattern and color, she is going to love it, especially since you made it!
Linda

Sarah said...

Cindy, this scarf looks lovely. I admire anyone who knits. I adore handknit sweaters and absolutely love when it's cold enough to wear a sweater. I have a closet full. But I never did learn to knit myself. Perhaps it's a goal I need to add to my life time list. ;-)

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Thanks for hosting. You have a great blog, love it!

Beth said...

Your rows are so even. Great job and great photo. Thanks for sharing, and for making this link party possible.

Vintage French Hen said...

I always wanted to knit. But do you know who the knitter is in my family? My dad! He is the greatest, 87 and still knits socks for the entire family. I love him! Marcia
ps, are you coming to Escalon for the get-together next month? It would be so nice to meet you!

Lori@Paisley Passions said...

Thanks for hosting each and every week :)

~Lori @ Paisley Passions
Paisley Passions Linky Party Thrilling Thursdays

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

What a lovely scarf, Cindy! You are so talented! I'm afraid I don't have the patience! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Mary Ellen said...

Good for you for working on finishing that sweater. I started one years ago and finally threw it away- I would love to try again though!

Kristin M. said...

Beautiful! It looks so warm and cozy. I would love to knit, but I'm afraid the sewing fairies gave me nothing but thumbs. :o/

Kristin

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Hi Cindy!

Oooh, your scarf is so beautiful. I love the creamy rich color, so perfect for winter, and the cable work is amazing! Thanks for having us over.

Biljana said...

Hi Cindy!!
So beautiful, thanks for hosting:)
Greetings from Europe, Biljana

Denise Marie said...

Cindy, the scarf looks yummy. Hope you get it done in time for Thanksgiving and she gets to wear it with pride. My momma made me a really cool 1 when I was about her age and I still have it.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I just finished my first scarf...not as fancy as yours but I am very proud of it! Your scarf looks so professional...very pretty! I started knitting for the relaxation and keep my hands busy so I would not snack in the evenings!~Hugs, Patti

Carol said...

Cindy, That is a lovely scarf. I'm sure it will keep Lauren beautifully warm!
'Tis the season for knitting!

Patricia Torres said...

Hello Cindy.. thats a lovely scarf.. I'm no good at knitting.. or stitching.. so will only sit back and admire your work!! Thanks for hosting this every week.. Im here again.. :-)

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Very Pretty cables and a lovely cream yarn. Yummy.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Good for you... I took a knitting class and just never could get the hang of it... I couldn't SEE the mistakes, let alone get them out. I gave up. Wish I hadn't.

Warm blessings,
Spencer

The Blackwood Cottage said...

I have a sweater like that, it is my absolute favorite! How beautiful to have a handmade one!
machelle

Mama Zen said...

I love the color!

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Hi Cindy,

Thanks for hosting, have linked up my Banana & Oatmeal Cale for this party..

September said...

Gosh, that scarf is SO beautiful!

I started a really difficult shawl, in these gorgeous yarns, and it's languishing in a bag because I can't figure out where I was in the directions or how to finish it... it's probably 2/3 done too. I should make a scarf, I need a new scarf! :)

Marilyn said...

Cindy,

That scarf is gorgeous! I've been crocheting for 30+ years, and have recently taught myself to knit. But, for the life of me, can not figure how to do cables! Oh...I wish you lived near me. :-)

However, I am inspired to give it another shot after seeing your scarf.

Marilyn (in Dallas)

Melanie@The Old White Cottage said...

Wow! You're so talented!

maría cecilia said...

Hola Cindy, before going into all the participants i want you to know that I have loved your knitting and the pictures!!!!!
cariños,
maria cecilia

Sally Hamilton said...

Thank you for providing the link for the instructions for the Irish Hiking Scarf - I'm making it now; it's a very enjoyable pattern.

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