I have two new finished objects to share! Like many knitters, I can appreciate a good scarf, but I really adore cowls. Long or short, they seem to sit just right and I feel like you can wear them more (indoors as well as out).
I finally finished my “Infinite Blurple Cowl” that I started back in January. The yarn is all Madelinetosh: TML in Pelican for the background and Unicorn Tails in Mandala, Ink, Cousteau, Fathom, Flashdance. If you’re looking to have an auto-pilot knitting project for tv, travel, or just zoning out, this is great. Almost makes me wish for cool, crisp fall days. (I know. We have just gotten a taste of summer here and I’m thinking about fall. I’m also planning a wool sweater and hat. It’s what I do.) I have a quick shot of me wearing it on my Ravelry page, but we all know Jackson is a better model for such things.
Can you believe this puppy is 11 today? Grumpy old man, good buddy, barky, lap-loving licker, and a mostly patient model (bribes help).
The second cowl I knit recently was a test knit for a Mystery-Knit-A-Long for the now published Latimer Cowl.
I used the Plum/Brass colorway of the Mountain Colors Perspectives River Wash Sport kit. These colors are striking together, especially so in natural lighting. There are different sections of lace patterns, and I can see now how they flow into each other – any mistakes in my cowl are due to my own inability to count properly. I should have used stitch markers to mark each repeat, but I figured “No, I got this”. And I did, mostly. There are a few parts where you can see something is off, but that is purely user error. My daughter has claimed the cowl for herself, which was a nice, unexpected surprise.
Looking forward to the long weekend – there are many crafty plans afoot!