Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Basket Weave Scarf

My boy, Timmy, has been wanting me to make him a scarf for awhile. He even joined me on a yarn shopping trip to pick out some grey yarn. The boy likes grey, a lot. He wanted something simple so I was just going to do garter stitch for the whole thing. Unfortunately, about 10 inches in I got really bored and never finished it. That was back in October or November. Then I got all tangled up in yarn with my Christmas gifts and poor Timmy never got a scarf.

Now that my cable hat is done and I have two hours of commute time each day, I told Timmy I would try again to make him a scarf, he just had to pick a more interesting pattern. He, of course, chose the exact same yarn but he did pick an excellent pattern. It is really easy yet it is complicated enough to keep me interested. I haven't gotten very far yet:

Cable Hat

As I mentioned a few posts ago, I just learned to cable knit. I love the look and feel of cables and they are so much fun to make. It really keeps the work interesting. So I decided to make myself a hat to match my cream colored scarf. I started this hat about two months ago but I screwed up the pattern pretty early on and had to start all over. When I am faced with the task of starting a project all over again it usually takes me awhile to get up the motivation to actually do it. I started knitting this hat the second time in early March and it only took me about two weeks to complete.

Close up of the cables.

Completed hat!

I wish I had my cream colored scarf to photograph with it, they look lovely together!