Knitting stuff and going on and on.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ...

The scarf for my SP9 pal. As modeled by the Mr.

Since the stitch pattern is called Roman Stripes, here he is trying out his Roman Centurion look.

This scarf is a very simple pattern from Barbara Walker’s Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns.


2 balls Naturelle Aran
5mm knitting needles
tapestry needle

Cast on 26 sts

Row 1: K1 *Yo, K1*repeat *to* to last st, K1.
Row 2: K1, Purl to last st, K1
Row 3: K1, K2tog to last st, K1
Row 4: K1, *Yo, K2tog* repeat *to* to last st, K1
Row 5: K1, *Yo, K2tog* repeat *to* to last st, K1
Row 6: Knit
Row 7: Knit
Repeat Rows 1 - 7 to desired length.

Cast off
Weave in ends

If you don’t want the purl side to show on every alternate repeat, skip row 7.

We dug the purty fake tree out of the shed and Girly decided to give decorating a go. Right proud of herself too.

Tacky enough for the contest Cecily? Consider the dog ball, cabbage patch doll shoes (with socks tucked inside) and the pen carefully placed in the branches. All Girly's work.

God love 'er! I don't think they are going to stay though. Well, maybe the doll shoes or the pen. Just for kicks. The dog already took his ball off though.

The Mr. had some Christmas fun too. You know how he was thinking of placing them don't you.

I finished off a few projects too. A headband/ear warmer to match the scarf I just finished. I still have a little of the Ovation left! I may try to get a little wrist warmer from what's left. After all the Christmas knitting is done though.


  • Girly is cute as a bug in a rug.

    By Blogger Rhonda, at 10:26 AM, December 11, 2006  

  • I think The Mr.'s original decorating idea would have won the "tacky" competition hands-down!

    I took my kids for a drive by The Santa House this weekend - should have snapped a photo for the contest!

    By Anonymous Secret Pal, at 10:52 AM, December 11, 2006  

  • Look at that snow I'm so jealous! The scarf and earwarmer look great too! Girly is so cute!

    By Blogger Jana, at 12:48 PM, December 11, 2006  

  • Love the girly version of the tree! What a great little helper.

    In answer to your question on my blog, Katie hasn't tried to eat the tree or the little 'needles' that seem to get tracked all over the house just like real needles. She does however sit under the tree and watches to see if I make a move toward the kitchen and her treats.

    By Blogger buttercup, at 3:44 PM, December 11, 2006  

  • thank you thank you Thank You for the lovely lovely squares!!!!!!!!!

    and girly did a great job decorating the tree, i think.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:12 PM, December 11, 2006  

  • excellent decorating job, Martha should get her on the show RIGHT NOW! Great scarf, I am sure it will be much appreciated.

    By Anonymous heather, at 4:19 PM, December 11, 2006  

  • Girly did a great job decorating :)and my DH would've thought too do the EXACT thing your hubby wanted too do LOL MEN!!!

    By Blogger Barb, at 7:53 PM, December 11, 2006  

  • The Mr was good enough to model the scarf for your pics and you didn't let him put the reindeer in a 'frolicsom' pose. Could certainly turn some heads in the neighbourhood. "Mommy, what's Dancer doing to Prancer?" ;)

    By Blogger Maureen, at 8:11 PM, December 11, 2006  

  • Awww, your little girlie is such a cutie!
    And what a great job you did with your knitting once more - the Mr. is an amazing model, really! I'm just pondering and wondering... men all seem to have the same thoughts... ;) LOL!

    By Anonymous Dipsy D., at 11:45 PM, December 11, 2006  

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