So, I am a notoriously slow knitter. Very slow. My friend Antje taught me to knit and while I love it – it does not go quickly. I am not a knitter who can watch tv and knit or really even hold a decent conversation and knit…I just think too much about the pattern I’m knitting to do much else. And even then, I usually totally screw up the pattern somehow. Or add my own touch, I like to think…
Now crocheting, I can drink wine, have multiple conversations, and do cartwheels while I crochet. Maybe not the cartwheels, but you understand what I mean. I manage to get projects finished in time spans that are less than eons when I crochet. Of course this does not mean the projects turn out perfect, ahem. But they do eventually get finished.
To make this cowl, you use large circular needles (large needles means it knits up faster in my mind) and one ball of beautiful yarn. I really love the cowl – my favorite sweaters had this neckline. I say had because they either shrunk in the wash or have gotten so stained & worn out that I no longer have them. Until I find the next perfect cowl-necked sweater, this cowl scarf would be a great substitute.
I was up before six am yesterday due to a cat who decided to try throwing up on my bed (while I was still in it). The cat got pushed off the bed in time to throw up on the floor and I just couldn’t go back to sleep. So I decided to look for yarn and found this scrupulous chunky baby alpaca yarn at Purl Soho. Sophia decided to sleep in, naturally.
Here’s the colors I fell for:
I couldn’t decide which color…so I ordered all three! Talk about getting back in the saddle! Maybe these cowls will become future gifts…if they turn out half way decent!
I can’t wait for this to arrive and I can give knitting a go again. And attempting to knit on the porch, now that’s it cooling off, that sounds quite lovely. I might even have a glass of wine sitting there too. You never know! It might help…
***** I reached for a bowl this morning for my granola and saw four bowls in these exact colors stacked one on top of another …what can I say, I like these colors!