Thursday, October 18, 2012

In which I knit another cowl

If cowls aren't the hot item this season, I don't know what is. They're quick, easy (or hard if you like), take less yarn than a scarf, and of course are very trendy.

One favourite at work is the Honey Cowl from Madelinetosh. In fact, I just finished knitting my second one.

Honey Cowl

This one was knit in Tosh Sport, in the Jade colourway. I cast on an extra 10 stitches. The fabric is particularly drapey - a bit more open and looser than expected, but it is just fantastic when all is said and done.

Honey Cowl

Oh, and did I mention the colour? Just fantastic.

Honey Cowl

Honey Cowl

Thursday, October 4, 2012

In which I am ever so slightly obsessive

Have you ever had a moment of true realization? A moment where something happens or someone says something and you just stop and go 'Ah' and acknowledge a deep truth about yourself?

Well I had one of these moments just now, when I picked up a copy of 'Cast On, Bind Off: 211 Ways to Begin and End Your Knitting'. To say I got ever so slightly over excited would be an apt description. To say I grinned like an idiot while clutching it to my chest would be an honest description.

As they say, knowledge is power, and apparently I want to know ALL the things (at least when it comes to knitting - my ignorance elsewhere is highly prized).

Additionally, I have had one or two requests for the Regency Era Shawl pattern. As stated, it is an original design. I am willing to format and publish it if there is enough interest. So let me know if you're interested here or on Ravelry, and pass it on to friends who may be interested as well - it's a large project that I'm willing to tackle if I know there is enough demand out there!