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The Hurrieder I Go, The Behinder I Get

March 6, 2009

Just when I think I am getting caught up, life throws me another curve. Here are a few things I forgot to share with you.

First, knitting photos.

Finally Finished
The Eternal Socks

I forget how long ago I started working on these socks but they were supposed to be summer socks so that gives you a hint. I started the pair as part of a knit-along and then decided that I didn’t want to knit the second sock. So I knit the second sock in a different pattern for another knit-along. Voila! Two KALs complete in one pair. And seriously who is really going to notice.


The patterns are Express Lane socks by Diane Mulholland


and Tidal Wave Socks by Deby Lake. The yarn is Cherry Tree Hill Summer Sock in Rose. I was excited about getting a summer yarn from CTH because I normally love their yarns. The color of this one is rich and full just like the other CTH yarns but is not the knitting dream that other CTH yarns have been. I think the blink may have too much acrylic. It doesn’t have good stitch definition, the thin-thick texture of the yarn fights with the lace pattern and the acrylic content makes the yarn hot. I think I will avoid this yarn in the future.

I also forgot to show you photos of my latest knitting pattern. I mentioned it in passing when I was telling you about the Rowan Classic Silk/Wool DK that Uncle Sam got me. But here is the finished item knit from that glorious yarn.

The Jessica Scarf

This is a fun to wear scarf because it narrow enough to be comfortable in a variety of styles.

It is also suitable for a variety of yarns. This blue version was knit from Sinfonia mercerized cotton

The leaning of the decreases in the lace pattern cause the edge of the scarf to have a slight wave to it making it very feminine.

The pattern is available as a Ravelry download
$2.50
add to cart

One final order of business is the awarding a winner to the acronym contest. No one correctly guessed that PBRMPCC meant Peanut butter with raisins, marshmallows, pecans and chocolate chips (which is actually pretty tasty as peanut butter sandwiches go) so we let the random number generator chose a winner.

And the Oscar goes to …..
Dorothy aka DotTap1956

If you will email me at tabitha AT tabithasheart DOT com (substituting the symbols for the words in caps and deleting spaces), I will email you your patterns. And since your entry made me laugh, I will throw in a copy of the Jessica Scarf pattern too.

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. Tabby permalink
    March 6, 2009 6:18 pm

    Love the cure for SSS, and your scarf is bee-youtiful. Thanks for making the pattern available, I’ll have to get it next time I’m in the mood for a scarf :)

  2. Tabby permalink
    March 6, 2009 6:18 pm

    Love the cure for SSS, and your scarf is bee-youtiful. Thanks for making the pattern available, I’ll have to get it next time I’m in the mood for a scarf :)

  3. Lynne permalink
    March 7, 2009 12:02 am

    As kids, when we tried to rush my mum used to say: “More haste, less speed” which never made any sense to me as a child and still doesn’t! But your title I understand completely!! LOL

    Gorgeous knits and a novel approach to two KALs! The scarf is similar to the baby blanket I finished last week!

  4. Lynne permalink
    March 7, 2009 12:02 am

    As kids, when we tried to rush my mum used to say: “More haste, less speed” which never made any sense to me as a child and still doesn’t! But your title I understand completely!! LOL

    Gorgeous knits and a novel approach to two KALs! The scarf is similar to the baby blanket I finished last week!

  5. Becky permalink
    March 7, 2009 10:31 pm

    That scarf is just beautiful! You are really coming up with some great designs.

    Love your approach to the KALs. I’ve knit both of those sock patterns. Well, I’m still working on my Express Lane. They are both great patterns.

  6. Becky permalink
    March 7, 2009 10:31 pm

    That scarf is just beautiful! You are really coming up with some great designs.

    Love your approach to the KALs. I’ve knit both of those sock patterns. Well, I’m still working on my Express Lane. They are both great patterns.

  7. Aunt Kathy permalink
    March 10, 2009 9:29 am

    I love the scarf Tabitha, a lot.

    And I pondered that ancronym for hours and hours and hours… NEVER would have gotten it right, lol

  8. Aunt Kathy permalink
    March 10, 2009 9:29 am

    I love the scarf Tabitha, a lot.

    And I pondered that ancronym for hours and hours and hours… NEVER would have gotten it right, lol

  9. Tabitha permalink
    March 10, 2009 9:38 am

    Thanks for the compliments on the scarf. I wore the burgundy one a few days ago and it is a real delight to wear. Skinny enough to be fun; cozy and warm without being too hot. It is an easy pattern to knit. Great for beginning lace knitters. And it is a bargain price too.

    If is makes you feel better. SmallFry, the acronym king, didn’t figure out what it meant until he peeled the sandwich apart to peek inside.

  10. Tabitha permalink
    March 10, 2009 9:38 am

    Thanks for the compliments on the scarf. I wore the burgundy one a few days ago and it is a real delight to wear. Skinny enough to be fun; cozy and warm without being too hot. It is an easy pattern to knit. Great for beginning lace knitters. And it is a bargain price too.

    If is makes you feel better. SmallFry, the acronym king, didn’t figure out what it meant until he peeled the sandwich apart to peek inside.

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