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In love…

with my new work schedule.  I’m off on Thursday and Friday now, and it’s so wonderful having the first real “weekend” I’ve had in at least five years!  Having two days off in a row means I can do things like stay up til 4 AM finishing the Central Park Hoodie.

I love my buttons!  It’s blocking now, and I will have an FO post when it dries.  I can tell you that I absolutely love it!   I’m so glad that I made the 32″ size, because it would have been too big in a 36… especially because I never, ever button all the buttons on a sweater.

I made a tiny little start on the Tilted Duster.  I decided I wanted something that would have really smooth yarn, which is why I chose this over the Twisted Yoke cardi (that will probably be next!)  I simply love the color of this yarn, and the Peruvia is so, so nice to work with.

Last night I gave my Perfect Pie Shawl to my Mom for her birthday… hopefully she will not be allergic to alpaca, so she will be able to enjoy it!

I need to knit Marc a new scarf, as he seems to have misplaced the one I made him last year.  He has requested something a bit wider, and something softer (the last one was made of Araucania Nature wool.)  I’m thinking Malabrigo, because he really loves soft things.

So… what are your favorite Man Scarf patterns?  I’m looking for something pretty mindless to work (so nothing that involves lace) but not so boring that I lose my mind!  He loves Harry potter, so I was considering a scarf in Gryffindor colors, but I’m not married to the idea… and even if I do that, I’m not sure what kind of scarf to make with that.  I’d love any suggestions, both knit and crochet!

16 thoughts on “In love…

  1. Depending on what color you use, I think the “my so called scarf” pattern would work. It’s simple, quick and no frills. Nice texture. I’m working on one in natural shades of cream/brown and I think it’s pretty unisex.

    Can’t wait to see the FO post for CPH!

  2. mmmmm I love the color you have chosen for the tilted duster. is that the avacado color? I want! I’m making this in chipolte right now for my cousin! 🙂

  3. I really like the Boyfriend Scarf from LMKG but watch out cause the edges roll…you might want to do a selvadge edge or something. Love it and it’s really yummy in Malabrigo. Also a moss stitch scarf or a mistake rib would be nice for a guy.

  4. Wow! I can’t wait to see your CPH!!! How do you find the Kathmandu for itchiness? It looks like a really beautiful yarn…I may want to use it myself!!!

  5. Let’s see, I made Grumperina’s Shifting Sands for my brother-in-law for Christmas last year, and he loved it. Also, one of the gals from Mason Dixon Knitting posted a scarf recipe just a few days ago that I think would be manly if you made it in man-type colors.

    Love the color you chose for the Duster. I’d love to make that one myself!

  6. I knit the Irish Hiking Scarf in Malabrigo for my husband last year. I used 2 skeins & fyi if I had it to do over again, I would knit alternately from each skein every other row as even though they were from the same dyelot, one was noticeably darker (although you couldn’t tell in skein form).

  7. I knit the Irish Hiking Scarf for my dad last year – I used Lion Brand super chunky in a dark gray (had to modify the the pattern quite a bit, I can look up the details if you’d like). Anyway, he loves it, and he’s a really outdoor woodsy man’s man type.

    This is my first post to your blog. I guess I’ve been a “lurker” – which I think is such a horrible word! But anyway, I love seeing what you create, and I wish I had your skill and ambition!! You really inspire me!! 🙂

  8. Oh that green is really beautiful! That’s going to make a nice duster.
    There is a really cool scarf pattern on MagKnits from a few issues back…I think it’s called Askew (sorry I don’t have the link). It was pretty wide if I remember correctly.

  9. I just finished knitting the Yarn Harlot’s ‘One Row Handspun Scarf’ (but not in handspun!) It is a great pattern, reversible, and I didn’t find it boring to knit. Ravelry has some great ‘manly’ versions to take a look at. It’s a great pattern!

  10. There’s this one also. I loved making it for my dh!
    I used 230 (reds, browns, green, yellow) and another shade with all browns, gray, and black.
    You can use the Noro Silk Garden Chunky that’s out now and it’ll knit up even faster.

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