Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!

Hey, Look what I made!

Isn't it cute? I made it December 23rd, heh. Start to finish.

And a progress pic:

And here was my view on Christmas morning:

Somebody likes to make himself comfortable :)

I am off work this afternoon. Glad I stopped at the grocery on my way home, as it is now snowing in earnest. We are supposed to get another 3-7 inches tonight!!! This is more snowfall in December than we got all last winter! I'm actually enjoying it, too. Makes for cozy knitting, yep.

DD is in the air, flying back to California as I type this. It feels like I am getting my arm ripped off every time she leaves. I hope it gets easier with time.

Gonna heat up some soup, and cozy up on the sofa with my knitting. DH took down the Christmas tree while I was at work this AM: NOW I feel ready for beginning the new year. Bring it on!

Happy New Year, everyone!

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Hemlock Ring Blanket Progress

Here's a photo of my Hemlock Ring Blanket as of last night:

I am liking this pattern a lot. However, I'm not liking the doody color of this yarn. I had purchased it because it is the same one Jared Flood used on his blog, and I loved his pics of the finished work. I thought it would go with my brown tapestry-print sofa, but now I'm not so sure. Maybe I'll like it better when it's blocked....I have, however, seen some stunning ones on Ravelry that have been done in juicy colors, one in royal blue, and one in leaf green. I may need to make a more colorful one for myself, and give this guy-colored one when it's finished to my Dad for an upcoming B-day in Feb. We'll see. I bet he'd like a wool throw in Feb. (This all relates to this post, where I noticed that I crave saturated, intense colors during the winter months!)

DH's b-day is in early January. I have no plans to knit anything gifty, so unless something jumps out at me soon, he's getting nothing handmade. And that's okay, 2008 is the year of knitting for me :)

Wanna see what I got with my Christmas gift certificate to a LYS?

Wow, I'm in heaven. I am inspired by Opal's version of the Selbuvotter patterns, and plan on some mittens for myself. I want to do some fair-isle knitting, so I bought a bunch of random colors of Heilo and Dalegarn Baby Ull to build the stash! This is going to be so much fun!!!

I also got some Cashsoft DK and Cashcotton DK that was marked down. I don't even care what colors I get of this stuff, it is so soft and gorgeous! Fair-Isle hats, here I come :)

I splurged and bought myself the angora yarn I've been eyeballing for much of a year. After all, it was a gift certificate! It's Lush, from Classic Elite and man is it soft!!!!! The only problem: I fell in love with this lovely ice-blue color, and now I will need to get myself a new coat!! (My winter coats are red, and charcoal gray!) That's okay, a white puffy down coat would be really special, and I can wear any color scarf with it.

I was on a mission yesterday, to get myself an immersion blender. My daughter and I spent a very fun day traipsing around some great stores, like Crate & Barrel, and Williams-Sonoma, and Anthropologie. We had some Jamba Juice smoothies, and ate later at Roly-Poly, the rolled sandwich shop.

Anyway, we did all this w/o finding a decent immersion blender. I was bummed. I could not allow myself to go home w/o the one thing I really wanted to buy. So I dropped her off and went to Macy's, and....waddayaknow, they actually had one. (It was the last one!) And I was so happy to find it, I also bought a new Martha Stewart 5-quart skillet! They were both on sale--bonus!! I'm very pleased, now I can crank out some soup :)

Fun with photoshop:

I had made some onion soup from scratch after watching Michael Chiarello's version last weekend. Oh, was it simple and good! This recipe is mostly about technique. The discovery of a new technique (i.e. caramelizing the onions), really lights my fire! Now it will always be a great easy go-to dish, and I don't need a recipe to do it :)

For this soup, I figured out that you need about one onion per serving: I used three onions because it was a stretch fitting more than that into my pathetic cast-iron skillet; I got three yummy big servings out of it. The best onion soup I've ever had. My version used vegetable stock (I'm a vegetarian) and I forgot to add sage....But like I said, delicious!!!!! And done in about 45 minutes.

He then made a butternut squash soup on which he used an immersion blender. (Light-bulb went on: 'hey I need one of those') Then yesterday, I watched Giada de Laurentiis make some homemade tomato soup and puree it with an immersion blender. How easy that is compared to what I normally do: dump the steaming soup into my blender in small enough batches to avoid explosions of boiling liquid all over the walls--yes it's happened!)

My family (esp DH) is very finicky about eating chunky type soups, but if it's pureed they'll eat it! So I'm very happy with my new toys! (And I didn't leave Williams-Sonoma empty-handed: I stocked up on some more grey salt!)

Well, enough blabbering about food. DD flies back to her base in the California desert tomorrow morning, while I work a half-day >:| Today we go to a fondue restaurant for a nice family time--should be fun! Maybe I'll make some more soup on New Year's Day :) See ya then!

Mutlu yillar!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

winter kitty/winter Knitty

Look what DD gave me for Christmas! Wheeeeeee.

I wanted to show some pics of some of the holiday treats my Italian FIL fixed for us christmas weekend:

Look at all the traditional goodies! The cannoli I helped fill--that was a first for me. It's pretty fun to do that part of it :) Then I had to eat them all so they wouldn't get soggy, heh. I must diet now....

The winter KNITTY has some great patterns. I want to try this one. What a neat Fair Isle pattern. Not that I really want to start another scarf--I almost don't care if I never see another scarf! But that pattern is wild....maybe I'll make a bag from it. We'll see....

I am about 25% into the Hemlock Ring Blanket. I did not have the right size needles, in fact I am making due with a 60" circular US 10.5 needle and 10.5 DPNs. It works okay, but the excess loopiness of the cable on the circular needle can get in the way sometimes. I'm just too stubborn to wait until I buy appropriate needles :) Wanted to start this RIGHT NOW, if you get my drift!

It's a pretty fun pattern so far; I cranked on it while I watched City Slickers this morning at 1 AM when DH's RLS woke me up after 5 hours of sleep. Yes, I admit I went to bed at 8 PM; it's been a "long" work week, even if it was a short one! I think it's post-Christmas stress disorder.

I am also into Ballerina, the Hanne Falkenberg kit I bought in August. I was a good girl, I waited until after Christmas to start it :) I have sooooooooo many projects planned, and so little time. And the ideas are tumbling around in my brain like lotto balls in the cage--which pattern will be the winner, the next one to make it out into the light of day?! Heh.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Happy Christmas!

Yay, Christmas Day! Yay for sleeping in, opening gifts, and family brunch! Yay for spending the day in jammies, inside the cozy house surrounded by loved ones!

Yay, that I can start knitting on my Hanne Falkenberg kit, Ballerina! Cast on this AM, and ready to go....
I am using size 1 needles, with the sport weight yarn that comes in the kit. Will be making the size M/L and watching for the sleeve growth everyone who has knit this complains about.
Anyway, I am now on row 4 :) Got a long way to go, but nothing except time in front of me....

Here are some bulk photos of the Christmas scarves and hats:

Keep in mind the blue set was shipped prior to the photo shoot! I feel productive :)

New on the needles (besides Ballerina): Hemlock Ring Blanket, cast on today! And my miter blanket that was just an idea, is back on the front burner, as I probably have enough yarn for the whole blanket....Wheeee!

One more thing:
focus on scarf #11 (or was that 12?) Who's counting anyway.... It's the gray one in this photo:

Simple Rib Scarf:
Made in K1P1 rib, cast on 22 stitches, and knit with a double strand of Cascade 220 heather on size 13 needles! Was done in 2 days (work-days, where I knit on lunch or after work!!!) Why didn't I do all the scarves like this!? Very cushy and warm, very fast :)

I should have taken a photo of our brunch; we make do-ahead casseroles every Christmas day. They are put together the night before, then refridgerated, to be popped into the oven on Christmas morning to bake while opening gifts! There's nothing more fun than sitting down to a hot brunch of delicious food right after opening presents!

First, the
Stuffed French Toast

16 oz cream cheese, cubed
16 slices bread, cubed & decrusted (or use 14 slices of Texas Toast)
12 eggs
1/3 cup maple syrup (or substitute honey)
2 c. milk
2 t. vanilla extract

Place half of bread cubes in a greased 13x9x2" glass baking pan. Sprinkle the next layer on of cheese cubes; next, layer the remaining bread over the cheese. Beat eggs with syrup and milk, pour over bread. Wrap and refrigerate overnight.
Bake at 375 degrees F for 45 minutes, or til done. I like to sprinkle liberally with freshly ground nutmeg before baking. Serve hot with a large spoon to scoop onto plates; drizzle with maple syrup. Serves 8 people! Decadent! Yum!

Brunch Casserole

12 eggs
1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk
1 t salt
1/2 t pepper
1/8 t cayenne pepper
approximately 22-30 oz frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed (You're supposed to use shredded hash browns, but diced-up hash brown patties work just as well; 22 oz was plenty.)
2 c (8 oz) shredded cheddar cheese
1 large onion, minced/chopped
1 c cubed, fully cooked ham

In large bowl, mix eggs, milk and spices. Stir in all remaining ingredients; pour into greased 13x9x2" baking pan or casserole dish. Cover and refrigerate overnight if necessary, or you can cook it immediately. Bake uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 45-50 minutes, until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

My recipe mods: add color with diced red and green bell peppers +/- fresh herbs. In our family, half of us are vegetarians (we eat fish and eggs) so I usually pour the eggs into the baking dish, sprinkle the ham over one half of it and press it down into the mix. Then I sprinkle dillweed heavily on the vegetarian half, cuz my DD and I love dill with eggs, but my DH and DS don't! Custom casserole, yummy! Serve hot for brunch. Serves 8. Mmm mm!

So, after the above cholesterol fest, I am ready to begin the new year with a new desire to lose some w****t. Don't want to jinx myself. But I will be working out at home again :)

I hope to be blogging a bit more regularly now the holidays are under way...but I do have to work the rest of this week, and New Year's Eve too.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas

A Merry Christmas and Holy Nativity Eve to all....May the wonder of Christ's birth fill you with awe, and bring you great peace.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Christmas Traditions

Here's a recipe that we make every winter, for Christmas, New Year's Eve, or just because we want something really yummy and hot to drink. You can make it on the stovetop, or use a crockpot on high until it gets hot, then turn down to the low setting to keep it hot for the duration of the party! We had this the night we trimmed the Christmas tree...

Hot Mulled Cider:
(makes 10 c.)
4 cups pineapple juice
6 cups apple cider or juice
3 sticks whole cinnamon
2 tsp whole cloves

Mix all in a pan on stovetop, or in the crockpot. Heat on low til steaming; serve hot. Great with doughnuts, or cookies. (If you have leftovers, be sure to remove the whole spices before refrigerating, as they will turn the juice bitter if left in.)

I have been named for a friendship award by Hakucho!

What a nice thing, thanks Hakucho! I really love the whole community of bloggers, you guys have all made my life more full since I started interacting with you!

In turn, I would like to bestow this award on my other faithful blog-pals:
Opal at Akamai Knitter (Thanks Opal, you've been there for me from the very beginning!)
Vyvyan at Knitting In a Happy Camper
Laura at Adventures in AK
Acornbud at Acornbud's Yarns
Shell at Fiber Among the Roses
Carola at My Living Room
I'd like to give it back to Hakucho as well--she's been a great source of information and advice!
I hope there is not anyone I forgot to mention. Anyone who comments on my blog deserves this award, because many people lurk but it's those who talk to me that have become my friends! Thanks, y'all :)

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Other Bumpies

A little wierd to find this online:

Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy doink.

Which movie was this quote from?

Get your own quotes:

But funny! Whoda thunk?!

And if you've not heard the words bumpy or doink frequently enough, go here, it will certainly cure you! (I can't even figure out what the heck she is saying!)

But she does link to this, a Japanese meme where you can type in your name and it will show you what is most on your mind. Here's mine:

Apparently all the pink symbols stand for 'love', but I don't know what the white symbol stands for. I think it's funny though, that there is a big empty space surrounded by love--how did they know I'm blonde?! Heh.

No new knitting at this point. Just enjoying my day off. Was kinda queasy earlier today, and my DH was too. Probably fighting off a bug...I'm in sick peoples' faces all week long, so it's surprising I'm not sick more frequently!

Have a Bumpy Doink Christmas....

Saturday, December 15, 2007

My First MeMe :

I've been tagged by Carola for my first ever Meme. This is cute, though a bit random:

The Rules:
1. Put your iTunes/ music player on Shuffle (use a stereo or a list of your favorite songs if you don’t have an iPod)

2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.

3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER WHAT(this is in capital letters, so it is very serious. No hiding your showtunes, folks!)

4. After you’ve answered all of the questions, tag 5 other people and then let them know they’ve been tagged to do the meme themselves!

IF SOMEONE SAYS “IS THIS OKAY” YOU SAY? Chuck E's in Love--Rickie Lee Jones

WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY? No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems--Kenny Chesney

WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL? When the Sun Goes Down--Kenny Chesney & Uncle Kracker

HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY? Toxic--Britney Spears



WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU? That's My Story and I'm Stickin' To It--Collin Raye

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR PARENTS? I Know What Boys Like--The Waitresses


WHAT IS 2+2? Fool King's Crown--Jay Farrar

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND? Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy--Big & Rich

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE? Redneck Woman--Gretchen Wilson

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY? I Feel Good--James Brown

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP? Semi-Charmed Life--Third Eye Blind


WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU? The Lion Sleeps Tonight-- The Tokens


WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL? You Can't Touch This--M.C. Hammer ;0)

WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST? My Milkshake--Kelis (ha ha haaaaa!)


WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS? Senorita--Justin Timberlake


And on that interesting (or not) note, I am tagging the following five bloggers: Opal, Hakucho, Shell, Acornbud, and Vyvyan! Tag, you're it!!!!

Here are some finished Christmas items:

I've been busy making Marsan Watch Caps to go with all the scarves I've made. I'm making one to match the Sharfik scarf right now....

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Christmas, and Hello Kitty

but not necessarily in that order....

Look at the cute HK ornament you can crochet! The pic shows her ears a bit large, but I bet you could adjust that! I will make one for my tree this year, heh! The ones I saw on Ravelry used small black buttons for eyes and it looks better that way....

There are some cute HK washcloth patterns available here. Do you know, there is also a webpage where all kind of HK charts are found, and you could make your own washcloth from one of those patterns. Also there are beaded kitties here. (For all of these, you must scroll down through the patterns to see HK.)

Did you all ever see the HK crocheted backpack? Cute, huh!?

I'm on cute overload!

We decorated our Christmas tree tonight. DD came over, and all 4 of us decorated and made the crookedest tree ever look just right. This tree's trunk looks like a spine: it has lordosis and kyphosis going on, snicker. But it 'cleans up nice' with a few ornaments!

I finished the scarf and hat set for my Grampa, wrapped them and mailed them off today. Here are pics of my finished work, posing before their trip to Michigan:

Turned out pretty okay I think :)
Instructions for the scarf here. Hat instructions here.

Have a peaceful holiday season everyone! And a safe, happy and long-lasting weekend!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Hold everything--can we back up 3 weeks?

I'm asking this because of this pattern I just found on Ravelry. It's a knit turkey, and is he ever cute! I have 11-1/2 months to make him, now.

"If we could turn back ti-ime..."

I finished the Grandfather scarf, scarf #11, which is the Utopia Matching scarf. It's not quite as long as I like to make scarves, but it's long enough to be tucked into a coat. I hope Goompa likes the hat and scarf. I hope I remember to take a finished photo of it before I wrap and mail it tomorrow!

Am trying to make a hat to match my Dulaan Scarf for a bro...I don't feel particularly creative at this point, so instead of trying to make a pattern for the hat, I'll just knit one from an existing pattern, mindlessly, in the same yarn as the Dulaan scarf. I'm sure it will look fine together.

Am starting to feel a tiny bit stressed about the holiday knitting. I still haven't made my master list to see who's left to knit for. At this point, I feel that whoever doesn't have a project going, will get a purchased gift instead. I have to draw the line somewhere, and if there's one thing I dislike, it's stress at Christmas time. I want to take time to reflect on Jesus' birth, and what it means to me, not worry about accomplishing things. So, I will be wrestling with getting this under control this weekend.

Internal wrestling. Don't ya just love it?!

Here's your first Aim-onym:

Mosquitogenic: Peanut butter and bananas are two of the most mosquitogenic foods, from what I've read. Usually people who eat those items in the summer are the people the skeeters love to munch!

Look at this beautiful cabled hoodie that is ankle-length! Wow is that a work of art! The pattern is posted in Finnish, but if you are on Ravelry, there's a group for help with translating patterns from this site...That designer makes some beautiful things. If nothing else, there are some great charts for cables, socks, lace, and fair-isle patterns here, so even if you cannot understand Finnish, there's something :)

Here's a Jingle-Bell Socks pattern! Very cute, I'd like these w/o the bells for later in the year :)

And here are some cute slippers!

What I want for Christmas

I really want one of these for Christmas:

Oh, Jordana Paige, I am in love with your knitting bags! This is called Bella, and it's just gorgeous!!

Drool. That is probably the prettiest knitting bag I have ever seen!

I have made incremental progress on the grampa scarf in the past 2 days. Just not spending all my time knitting, like I need to be! Although I am knitting at work on my lunch hour again, as it's too crappy outside to go home for lunch :)

I found a really cool hat pattern last night, that I think I will try to make either for myself or my girlfriend. The cinnabar hat. Shh, it's a secret.... Apparently there's a matching scarf published on Magknits. Cute hat.

Here's my pear tree (the one I said holds its leaves nearly half the winter) on Saturday night during the ice storm we had. It's right outside my back door. See my pretty red and green christmas tree with natural icicles hanging off it?! Who needs boxes of ornaments?!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

New WISTs, and some whining...

Wow, look at the cables on this beautiful throw from Berocco!

I would love to snuggle under something so classy. I bet that would be really warm in wool/alpaca--probably a pricey blanket in that yarn. This pattern may be in my future, or something similar. Pattern here.

But I have to tell you, I bought Cascade ecological wool to make a Hemlock Ring Blanket. The yarn is sitting there calling my name. Everyday I hear it. I don't know how much longer I can stand this Christmas-knitting-to-the-exclusion-of-everything-else!

My friend Robin said, "The day after Christmas, you are going to be knitting all your own projects like a wild-woman" (or something to that effect--I may have embellished it some) :D

She's right. I am over-stimulated by all the great projects, ideas, designs, yarns, plans, and blogging going on! I am super-saturated, I think knitting is oozing out of my pores (oh, sorry, that's my skin cream.)

It is time to make some lists: I need to officially list who-all I have made gifts for, and who's left (don't ya love my grammar!) I need to make my Christmas card list. I need to list my stash, so I can plan what next! (I just erased a whole lot of whining here, you can thank me later.)

I think this is a neat idea: the reduction tote bag in crochet. It's like one of those pillow-blankets that were so popular about 10 years ago (when I was mostly a quilter); you make the finished bag, then you make an attached pocket into which the bag folds up when not in use. That way you can keep it in your purse for use as needed! Cool idea :)

Well, I will see you all later in the week.
Bye, from snowbound Aim.

Monday, December 3, 2007

WIST (for lack of my own knit progress)

Have you all seen this? It's an illusion scarf, made to resemble piano keys, and I love it! I also just recently saw these socks (scroll down), again a piano keyboard motif, and am thinking about making those some day! And what about the piano keyboard felt bag? These are all really cool looking, I not only want to make them, I want to buy a piano. I used to play, and sold my piano about 15 -18 years ago. I'm missing it now :)

Oooh, look at this easy knit: the big snuggly! It's a knit ruana, that looks really cozy and super simple. I may try making something like that....very drapey and warm looking. I feel like I need one of those for when I'm online....our computer room tends to be chilly.

One of the cutest things I've seen is this crocheted school-bus scarf--makes me wish my kiddies were back in the single digit age-group again!

Look at what Nora Gaughan has been up to: this dodecahedron looks really cool, and the free pattern should be available soon. I really want to make this, it looks like a great study in shaping....a learning experience for me!

Enough WIST-ing! I need to get knitting :)

Saturday, December 1, 2007

ohhh yummy chocolate shortbead....

Our pear tree still has it's leaves. City leaf pick-up has ended, and the silly tree has not dumped it's leaves yet. In fact, they are just beginning to change color! This happens every year, it holds onto it's leaves until early January, if I recall, then I'm out there in the snow, trying to rake! Hah! (See all the bare trees in the background?!) Nice to have a red & green tree for Christmas, without even trying :)

Lots of stuff to talk about, that's why I'm breaking today's post up into pieces!

I have 2 recipes to post. Last weekend I went on a baking spree! (This was before finding out I weigh 40 lbs more than 5 years ago. Yikes!)

But still, I loves me this recipe, (to speak redneck!) Chocolate Shortbread that uses 3 sticks of butter for one pan of cookies, is the ultimate rich indulgence.

This stuff is really awesome! The recipe is here, oh just wait til you taste them! My Italian MIL, who is a very accomplished cook/baker, thought there was cream cheese in them! THEY ROCK!

Now to post pics of my DD's B-day gift that I mentioned here. She just recieved her box Wednesday--that's more than a week after mailing it, but at least she got it before coming home for December! She flies in tomorrow--hope the impending snowstorm is done by then. She has to go back to her base in the desert on Jan 4. So glad she gets to be here for Christmas!!

Here is what I made her: two washcloths with the Marine Corps emblem, from this pattern. She really likes them, and recognized the pattern right away! Hee hee. Just a silly little gift, but it ended up being just right, as she was "a couple of washcloths down." We knew she was coming home soon, the details just weren't worked out at that time, so we only sent out a quick package with lots of homebaked goodies and the two washcloths!

Uh, oh. The snow flurries are starting. Gulp. Good thing I have no plans to go anywhere this weekend, except church and the airport. :)Good weekend to knit inside, with a
peppermint patty:
A mug of hot chocolate with a shot of peppermint schnapps in it! Can't tell ya how good that is, and warms ya right up :)

A Hello Kitty KAL

Look What I found on Ravelry:

I am so excited that I will get to be part of this KAL! A long-awaited HK themed KAL looks like a blast! Unfortunately, you have to be a member of Ravelry at this time to participate, which makes me glad I did finally sign up on the waiting list when I did in June, after reading about it for weeks on others' blogs...I got my invitation in September, and nothing's been the same since!!! Yay for ravelry :)

I will post pics here of the items I make....Oslofia has run two other HK KALs, both of which I found out about too late to be involved in them, so I'm a happy knitter right now :)
And there will be crochet patterns, too! Wheeee.

I had a really cool idea for an HK item myself....will keep it a secret until it starts to become a reality :)

And of course, all this must wait until Christmas knitting is finished.

I finished the Utopia hat for my Grampa earlier this week, and it took me a couple days to get down to the actual planning and knitting of the matching scarf.

The pattern is#36.2 from page 81 of the Harmony Guides 220 Aran Stitches and Patterns, Volume 5.

Utopia-matching Scarf:

(Size 7 needles on Catalina Baby Alpaca/Silk WW yarn)

LCC= left cross cable (slip next 3 onto cable needle, hold to front of work, knit the next 3 stitches, then knit the 3 off the cable needle)

RCC= right cross cable (Slip next 3 onto cable needle, hold to back of work, and knit next 3 stitches, knit the 3 off the cable needle)

Cast on 54 stitches.
Row 1: *Purl 2, Knit 2*, repeat * * across (ending with a purl 2).
Row 2-5: *K2, P2*, repeat * * across (ending with a knit 2).
On Row 6, begin pattern:

Section 1:
Row 6: *(K2, P2)twice, RCC, Purl 2, LCC, P2*. Repeat * * once more, K2, P2, K2.

Row 7 and all remaining odd rows: purl in the purls, and knit in the knits from previous row.

Row 8,10,14,16,20: *(K2, P2)twice,(K6, P2)twice*. Repeat * * once more, K2, P2, K2.
Row 12,18: Repeat row6.

Section 2:
Row 22,26,28,32,34,38: K2, P2, *K6, P2, (K2, P2)twice, K6, P2*. Repeat * * once more,K2.
Row 24,30,36: K2, P2, *LCC,P2, (K2, P2)twice, RCC, P2*. Repeat * * once more, K2.
Row 40: as row 8.

Repeat Section 1. From here on, you will alternate sections 1 & 2 for the desired length of the scarf, ending after completing a section 1. Then switch to K2, P2 rib, (maintaining rib pattern that runs throughout the scarf) for 5 rows, and BO in rib.

Let me know if there are mistakes in the pattern! (One thing I noticed: I am knitting the pattern upside down from the hat! It doesn't matter, because one end will be facing the right way anyway...)

Hope y'all like it :)