Thursday, July 27, 2006

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggety-Jog

We've said goodbye to the beach and to my parents and driven the long way back to Takoma Park MD. In the car I started knitting the Irish Hiking Scarf, a holiday present for my father. What a great pattern it is. If anyone is looking for a first cable project, this one would be terrific.

I knit some on it last night at the Takoma Park knitting group. I always love seeing everyone and their projects! There was quite a crowd, including 4 youngsters--at least 3 of whom knit. One is a bit older and knitted the whole time with the grown-ups while the others knit some and played together the rest of the time.

Being home means that in addition to sleeping in my own bed and eating what I normally eat (lots of fruits and veggies and whole grains), I'm back to my spinning wheel.

When she said she loved wine-colored yarns, Kate reminded me of the fiber sent to me by Julia. It is a deep, deep red zinfandel-colored ever-so-slightly variegated fiber from Ashland Bay Trading. It is lovely to spin up! Thanks, Julia!


Sheepish Annie said...

Always nice to be home again! Both the scarf and the homespun ar looking great. The color on that fiber is so rich-looking!

FemiKnitMafia said...

Come up, come up and visit me and Julia. Soon?

xmasberry said...

The scarf is looking great. I made that for my father-in-law last year. It's nice and fast (even for me)!

Gorgeous colors in the home-spun. Just enough variation to keep it interesting, but not busy.

alliesw said...

The scarf is beautiful--quite an accomplishment for a road trip!

Lolly said...

Such wonderful progress on the Irish Hiking Scarf! That pattern has always appealed to me, but I have not yet made it. I know my dad or Kris would wear it! :) (heck, I would wear it!)

I hope you have a good weekend, back home sweet home! :)

julia fc said...

You are doing right by it, girl. and . . . What C said.

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