Well, this sweater has been done for a while; I’ve worn it many times. However, it was hard to find a non-rainy-foggy day to take some photos. We finally got ONE sunny day, so in the morning I stood at the edge of the muddy […]
Month: January 2010
The “little grey cells” have been letting me down lately. My counting skills have degenerated to those of ancient humans, which had only three numbers: one, two, and more than two. I got started with the giant ball of yarn from my last post, which […]
What do you do when the sun refuses to shine for the seventy bazillionith day in a row, it’s either foggy or raining outside all the time, and you can’t decide what large project you should start knitting? Why, teach yourself magic loop and knit yourself a cowl! At least that’s what I did, since I hate/loathe/can’t stand and despise knitting with a 16-inch circ. I even used yarn from “deep stash” (i.e. can’t remember where I bought it or when)!
I used the video tutorial from www.knittinghelp.com, and it was very helpful, especially as the tutorial lady and I knit continental. I then cast on for the Norfolk Island Pine Cowl that I found on Ravelry. On the third try, I had success! The first try, I didn’t give myself enough “nascent” loop at the end of the right needle, so I couldn’t make the circle tight. The second time I thought I had twisted the stitches, but on the third try, when I thought that again, I realized I hadn’t either time. Then it was zippy fast to the end.
Rose quartz on the left, cowl on the right!
When it’s too warm outside to wear it, I can use it as soft sculpture on our mantle. 😉
Pattern: Norfolk Island Pine Cowl by Saccade Elyse (see link above)
Yarn: Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted in Limeade (although if offered limeade this green, I wouldn’t drink it); used about half the skein
Needles: US 8, 40-inch circular
Mods: Knit 8 instead of 10 repeats of the lace