Thursday, January 7, 2010

Knitting and Spring Cleaning Year ‘Round

My all-time favorite go-to knitting pattern is Hello Yarn’s Irish Hiking Scarf. I just adore making these. I’ve finished another of these scarves. This time it’s in charcoal-gray wool for my son-in-law Philip. He tried washing the last scarf I made him which resulted in reducing the scarf size to a perfect little scarf for a Ken doll—Barbie would be proud.

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Poor Philip learned a hard lesson, but this time I explained about caring for wool scarves and how it doesn’t involve hot water and the washing machine. And at least he was honest in confessing his misdeed when asking me to knit him a new scarf.

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My little art quilt project is just about done and I hope to show it you tomorrow. Before I get back to work on it this morning, I need to do my house chores. Instead of my regular OCD Daily Housecleaning Schedule, I’m trying something new this year. I ordered the Spring Clean Year ‘Round kit, a cute little box of chore cards which organizes tasks so your house can be spring clean all year. I think it’s a smarter plan than the insane one I was using.


  • Irish Hiking Scarf pattern
  • My old (and insane) Daily Housecleaning Schedule
  • Spring Clean Year ‘Round Kit


Mother's Moon's Message said...

so cute...

Storybook Woods said...

Oh he learnied how to felt ;-) It is a lesson we all have to learn, beautiful scarf xoxoxo Clarice

Thimbleanna said...

I LOVE the Irish Hiking Scarf too. I praise the lucky star that led me to it every morning when I wrap it around my neck before I go out into the freezing cold. Your housework schedule sounds so cool -- I used to do something like that -- need to start again. Good Luck with it!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

That is a very nice knitting pattern!

A written cleaning schedule sounds motivating. Lots of people like "Flylady," as she sends e-mail prompts and encouragements.

mrsb said...

What a cute idea! I'm so going to check the cleaning kit out!

Bridgett said...

Oooh...I want to check out the spring cleaning kit too. Although truthfully, I don't know why I'd bother with two little piggies in the house. Uggghh.

Beautiful scarf!

Jane said...

Lovely scarf - I downloaded the pattern as it's time I knit something other than socks & hats!

Diane Schuller said...

I can see why you love that particular pattern. That's the kind of thing if I saw it at a craft show or farmer's market, I would buy it without hesitation!

I too do my 'spring cleaning' year round. It's just too much to do in one big lump, especially with everything else on my plate. So glad you found that darling little kit!