I’m participating in the Pussyhat Project in my own small way. I’ve only been able to knit up two hats, but I am happy that I was at least able to do that.
The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft hosted a knitting circle for the project the other day. I wasn’t able to go, but my brother dropped off my hats for me. They’ll be on their way to Washington, DC, soon and will hopefully keep a marcher’s head warm on January 21.
I started knitting the Waverly Weekend Cowl by Donna Brooks on New Years Eve. If it weren’t for having to be social at a party, I would have knit this through the night and into the new year!
This project was quick, and it kept me entertained. Part of that had to do with the pattern, but I was also entranced by the Manos del Uruguay Maxima in Marie Antoinette. The fiber felt so luscious in my hands, and the colors were mesmerizing.
The edges roll just slightly, but I think blocking will help with that.
Just look at those colors and the design! Love! Love! Love!
I should note that I used size 7 circs as opposed to the pattern’s suggested size 8. I know I’ll be making another one of these and I’ve already decided to decrease the stitch count by at least 12 stitches (possibly 24)–I like my cowls somewhat on the snug side. I might also make it longer than the suggested 8 inches–perhaps 10 or 12 inches.
This was one of those projects I just didn’t want to end. Knitting it was just so satisfying.
I’d like to start another right now, but I’m determined to finish a lap blanket I started for my niece ages ago.
I hope you have had a Merry Christmas (if you don’t celebrate Christmas, I still hope your days have been merry) and that you’ll make 2017 a wonderful year!
I’ve been blessed to have some time off from work. So, I’ve spent as much time as possible with family, and I’ve done quite a bit of knitting (more on that later).
My dad and stepmom gave me a yarn swift and ball winder for Christmas. I’m so pleased with it! I’ve balled up every hank of yarn I had in my stash.
Now, I’m all ready for some–