Irish Hiking Scarf

Pattern – Irish Hiking Scarf by hello yarn
Yarn Used – 2 skeins of Misti Alpaca Chunky in #3317 and 2 skeins of Indiecita (Plymouth) Baby Alpaca Grande Paint in 638
Needles – Denise size 9
Gauge – N/A
Knit – September, 2006 to January 08, 2008
Modifications – None.

I used chunky weight instead of worsted weight suggested because I really wanted something big and fluffy. As many of you already know, it took so long to make this simple scarf because I ran out of the Misti Alpaca! But it wasn’t long enough! So I decided instead of getting something close enough, I’ll make it completely different. A year and some months later, this is finally off my needles, AND just in time for the winter!

Lucky for me, I joined the “Stash Knit Down 2008” in Ravelry. And the two skeins of Plymouth count towards my January Challenge! When I have some time, I’ll work on a progress meter on the side bar to keep track the progress.

On the other note, the crystals I ordered for my wedding stole had arrived:

See why I like to order from Artbeads.com? They come in this beautifully packaged tissue and they only took 3 days! Free shipping! Not bad, huh?

I ordered Crystal Moonlight and Crystal AB. Both are pretty. I can’t decide what to use. I think I will alternate them since they are the same, but with different effects. I like the ranbow effect of AB, but it might be too much for the entire stole – plus I still yet need to figure out the placement of the crystals.

I think I’m gonna go sleep on it…
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