Thursday, November 20, 2008

A change from mittens

I needed to knit something other than a mitten right now, and the Irish Hiking Scarf fit the bill to a T. I'm using Knit Picks Cadena, in Saffron. This is a lovely little pattern, satisfying to the touch and visually very pleasing. Cadena is a bulky weight yarn, 70% Peruvian Highland Wool, 30% Superfine Alpaca. Mmmmmm, yarn.......

The pic makes the yarn look much too red, it's really paprika-y orange-red with almost not there yellow tones.

Yes, I know, I am procrastinating on the last and final mitten to finish off all my Christmas projects, the second Sea Minerals mitt, but I can't make myself pick it up. This is still only November, though, and I can knit on the Scarf for a while yet, and still have time to finish my self-imposed gift obligation. December is lots of time, Christmas comes very nearly at the end of the month, plenty of time!! Yeah, I keep telling myself that. Often enough and I'll believe it.


The Knifty Knitter said...

I'm knitting the Irish Hiking Scarf for my aunt for Christmas! It's in an alpaca blend too but in a blue-ish color. We'll have to compare how we're doing...of course I haven't even started mine yet. Does it knit up pretty quick?

DragonsChest said...

So far, it's been knitting up pretty fast. I'll definately be peeking in on your progress when you post about it. Does that make me an Irish Hiking Scarf stalker? LOL!