Just hang-er-ing around!
Pattern: Duotone Cowl by Orange Flower Yarn.
My Ravelry Project Page]
Can be wrapped 3 times around my neck. Makes it super warm
Yarn(s) and needles:
C1: Misti Alpaca in 0790 – 360 meters (395 yards), 45 grams
C2: Malabrigo Lace in Charrua 259 – 348 meters (380 yards), 40 grams
Either 3.5 mm or 4 mm circular (can’t remember which) – magic loop
Dates: Jan 27th – Mar 7th 2015
Size: 15 cm/6 inches wide by 160 cm/63 inches long.
Can also be used as a headband/cowl combo
Notes & mods:
Changed DK-weight to laceweight.
Cast on 88 sts as per pattern, to make a narrower cowl.
Made entirely from stash yarn (go me!).
Thanks to the alpaca, this is a really warm cowl.
Or: You know you’re not well when you don’t want to knit
Or: It’s late, the flash washes the photos out, so I messed around with some filters.
And that’s all she wrote…
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No, you’re not having memory problems, I never got around to blogging this while it was on the needles!
Pattern and project: Merope’s cowl (not available individually, only as part of eBook) by Romi from 7 Small Shawls To Knit Year 1; The Pleiades . My Ravelry project page.
Yarn and needles:
Mean Girls Yarn Club Episode 2: Mean Girls Strike Back, “Dictate Hoar” (Delores Umbridge from Harry Potter).
100% superwash merino wool.
Approx. 145 m/160 yds used.
4 mm x 40 cm circular needle.
Dates and dimensions:
11th Jan – 14th Jan 2014.
Finished/blocked dimensions; 18″ (46 cm) circumference at top, 24″ (61 cm) circumference at base, 9.25″ (23 cm) length from cast on to point.
Notes and modifications:
No modifications to the pattern at all. I know, right?! So not like me!
Only took me 4 days to make this, and I probably could have managed it in 2, if I’d not been working on other things.
I’m planning on making another one soon since it’s both light and warm, and fits very nicely under a coat or shirt.
Sorry. That’s not very punny is it? I’m just having too much pun with it.
Woollywormhead Mystery KAL first.
Hat A (the more tricky of the two with cables in the brim) worked in Some Assembly Required Not So Light sock-weight in Desert Rose. Still have another 2″ to go, but you get the idea.
Hat B (the more “simple” of the choices) in King Cole Moods DK
Despite myself, I’ve grown quite fond of twisted rib.
I started (and finished!) a little one-ball
cowl for myself in some yarn I’d originally intended for mittens. Pattern is the Quick Cabled Cowl and the yarn is Wendy Serenity Super Chunky.
More photos and project details
It felt like knitting with broomsticks after faffing around with 3 mm and 4 mm needles but I did OK!
I’ve also made more progress on
Watershed and managed to get a photo in what passes for daylight in the Northern Hemisphere at this time of year. In other words, I turned my daylight lamp on because it was raining. Again.
I’ve been having better days but it’s been an hour-by-hour thing. Just got to take it slowly!
What have I been up to in the past …
mumble … weeks?
First there was painting
and then the paint roller injury (no really. I always laughed at people who had tea cozy-related injuries but I can now see how that happens!)
a little cross stitch (as yet unfinished)
and a little knitting
Top-down raglan cardigan for my mum
A non-spoiler picture of the Woolly Wormhead mystery KAL hat
and even a finished object!
Cowl’d and Frosty Morning in RCY Cashsoft Chunky for my dad. He really liked it and reported no cold neck while gardening!
All of which as left me feeling a little …
I may be a while…