After I finished the Hedera socks, I thought about the knitting in my basket and which I should pick up and work on. I like it all – but I was feeling the pull of a new project. I didn’t want to start anything too big because I do want to work on my current projects, so I thought I’d do a quick, small project – like a cowl. So I looked through the stash, and found some handspun that I had spun so long ago that I can’t find anything about what it is.
This is a worsted two-ply – it is really soft. I really wish I had written on the tag what it was, where I got the roving – but the only thing it said was 212 yards. Perfect for a cowl. Next I looked through a pattern book and found one I liked. I started it – and then frogged it when I had the first pattern repeat done – way too big. I adjusted the stitches, started it again, and it worked. And here you go – a small project to satisfy my need to cast on something new, but one that wouldn’t take me away too long from getting the other projects done…
Pattern: my own, but used the Tilting Block pattern from Barbara Walker’s Second Treasury of Patterns
Yarn: handspun – who knows!
Started: August 25, 2008
Finished: August 26, 2008
I really enjoyed knitting this – I love using my own handspun, and the pattern was very easy so this was good TV knitting. I was also surprised to see how the colors came out on this – I didn’t think the yarn was stripey at all, but it ended up being so – but I love the green and blue mix in this yarn.
This is a really nice pattern – I can see using it for a lace scarf, or a pair of socks – even a hat. Very easy, very memorizable. There are so many nice patterns in the Walker books that it is hard to pick one – and I saw so many I’d like to try in different ways.
We went to the beach yesterday – we left really late in the morning because I was iffy on going. It wasn’t supposed to be very warm and there is nothing worse than being on the beach and being cold. But we finally decided to go since we hadn’t been all summer – and I love the beach. And I’m so glad we went – it was a gorgeous day and it was really nice and warm. We had a great time – and that’s actually where I finished the cowl.
Cieara was a very good sport and tried on the cowl for me – nothing says fun like a wool cowl in the hot sun! I think it says a lot that she didn’t even question it – just took it and put it on.
I received notification yesterday that I got into the Wollmeise sock club. I had been thinking about it ever since my last post – so I did what I decided to do – I sent her an email and declined the invite. Although I’d love to get some of her yarn, I just don’t want to spend that kind of money. And I knew that I made the right decision when I just felt better about it right away.
OK, I’m off – golfing today, and of course, knitting – I’m working on Totally Autumn like a fiend – I really want to get it done. Have a great day!