Friday, September 04, 2009

Hannah's Hooded Scarf

Today Hannah's going back to Halifax for another school year there. I've just finished her socks, and the hooded scarf in time, so she can take it with her.

Hannah's hooded scarf Sept. 3-3

I really like this design. I was surprised to find, that you can even get used to working with crappy yarn. But I can't get used to knitting with 7mm needles, that was very unpleasant. My fingers, hands and wrists hurt, and I had to push each stitch off the needle on to the other. No wonder it took so long. Looking at the finished thing, it was a sweaters worth of knitting, at least in Hannah size. Not a fast, and last minute knit.

Hannah's hooded scarf Sept. 3-5

If I really had to, I would knit this again, but only with the softest yarn. I like anything "hoodie".

The stitch pattern is called "Fisherman's rib" where you slip every second stitch, every row. So even with the thick yarn, progress was slow. Anyway, I did it. I did not get to wash it though, but with acrylic yarn it would not matter, only there are some"Happy coodies" on it. (he chewed on the yarn several times, ran away with a ball still attached to the knitting a couple of times, from the living room to the kitchen) At least I picked out the white hairs, not just his, but Biko's also.

Happy tried to help me, by eating/shredding the instructions, because I was complaining so much. Thanks, Honey!

Happy helping get rid of the reason I was complaining so much

pattern: from Rebecca Design Team, # 35, Modell # 11
yarn: Mary Maxim's Titan (Hannah selected that yarn for her hooded pullover last year, but we got the original yarn from Angelika instead; that's why I had this yarn at hand, so glad it's out of my stash now), color # 521, 10 balls, (1 ball is ~ 80 yds)
needle: 7mm addi click circ
start-finish: Aug. 27 - Sept. 02

After knitting this scarf, I was craving to knit with thin needles, and to have to finish the second sock of this pair, was just right to keep me sane.

MM Gemstones Hannah's socks

yarn: Mary Maxim's Gemstones, 2 balls (I think) it's color # 23 (Garnet?)
needles: 2.25mm
cast on 60 stitches, reduced to 56 for the foot

Now I'm supposed to knit 3 pairs of fingerless mittens, but I think I need a break from knitting, and spin instead. Yeah, that's what I'll do.



pat said...

LOVE the hooded scarf - so thick and cozy! I know what you mean about wanting to have something on tiny needles at the same time...all about balance!

Renata S. P. said...

Wow!! I really like this hooded scarf! Seems to be so warmy!!

knottygnome said...

ooh i love the jewel tone socks. the hoodie scarf looks very fashionable!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

That is a gorgeous scarf (I love hoodies too!)

Päivi, Lankakomero said...

Those socks have wonderful colours!

Toby said...

I'm not ready to think about Winter yet, but that looks really warm and cozy!

Herta Haunschmid /quer durchs leben said...

hallo Monika,
der Kaputzenschal schaut toll aus.Hannah wird bestimmt Lob damit ernten.
liebe Grüße und ein schönes Wochenende

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

That's a very fab scarf and looks terrific on Hannah! More to the point - she'll need that in Halifax!

Happy - Mommy's little helper - LOL

Your socks are gorgeous :) Off to the beach for the holiday weekend (Labor Day here in US).

Carrie K said...

That scarf looks fabulous on Hannah. If I knit it, would I look like that too? Love the pattern.

Helpful Happy! Sill puppy.

Sharon said...

Oh boy! You sure got a lot done in a very short time, even with Happy's 'help'. Lovely hoodie and socks.

Now I'm inspired to go make some yarn into wardrobe.

Anonymous said...

both beautiful!
lucky hannah!
have a very good weekend.

Anonymous said...

loooove the socks!
And Hannah looks very stylish in the scarf!
margie in maryland

illusions said...

Fantastic! But I stick to my hooded one(as in this pick)which was bought from a small shop in the Himalayas. It's warm and comfy. Totally treasure it. Have a great weekend.

Ann said...

Love the colors of your socks. I have the same problem knitting with big needles & prefer my 2.5mm dpns anytime.

hannah said...

The hooded scarf looks lovely. I also don't like to knit with large needles. I prefer to knit between 4- 6 mm needles.

The socks look lovely!

Norma said...

I love the hooded scarf, too. 7mm needles -- yes, I feel your pain! I might have to make one of these for my daughter off at law school....

hakucho said...

Hannah's hooded scarf is perfect for a snowy blustery day! I'm sure she'll get a lot of use out of it! I love your sock's colorway...very bright and cheerful :)

Kris B said...

I love Hannah's hoodie scarf. I've been looking at some of these kinds of patterns. It would be a nice to have something like that for walks on the beach on the windy cooler days we have around here in winter.

I love the socks to.

T-Mom said...

I like that hooded scarf. I have a friend who wants something like that for dog-walking, and I bet that fisherman's rib would be really warm.

Unknown said...

where can i get the pattern i really like it.

Anonymous said...

I love the scarf, where can i get the pattern so I can have a go myself.