Some of my gift knitting is done—I love that feeling of having accomplished a goal. Now I have more time to finish some of my knitted donation projects.
These are Irish Hiking scarves for one of my husband’s brothers and his wife. My husband’s family is very Celtic so anything on these lines is of great interest to them.
I used the free pattern from Hello Yarn.
They’re made of cotton because I discovered not one person in our family will wear wool. Last year I made my mother-in-law the same scarf in wool before discovering her wool allergy and had to scramble at the last minute to make another one in cotton.
Discovering her allergy was kind of funny in a way. I rushed to the yarn shop the very next morning and was there when they unlocked the door. I stumbled in and loudly exclaimed, “I have a knitting emergency!” After explaining the problem, they helped me find some great nubby cotton yarn to use.
There’s always an Irish Hiking Scarf in the works at my house. I keep trying to make one for myself but then someone will come along and drool all over it, “Oh, I just love that scarf.” And I give it to them.
It’s selfish, but I’m secretly working on one for myself—we’ll see how long that lasts.