Noro Chunky Cowl
Simple, quick, and instantly wearable on blustery days such as this… I needed a quickie project to get the creativity flowing, and in less than 2 hours, this cowl was finished. It is one large loop – I cast on 80 some stitches, and knit in the round until the yarn was finished. It easily loops around neck twice; but it can also serve as an earwarmer, or a long circular scarf – like a moebius, but without the twist in the middle (*sorry for the earlier confusion – there is no twist here*)
The Noro yarn was from Cheryl, who was my Secret Pal 4 last spring/summer. Transitions was wonderful to work with – the yarn is filled with amazing fibers like cashmere, silk, and angora, and transitions so beautifully into the next color. I will wear this one all of the time. (Thank you Cheryl!)
My long weekend included a good amount of knitting, but also helping Heather make her own major transition. She and her sweet daughter, Pixie girl, moved into a fancy new apartment this weekend! Heather posted pictures of her new place on today’s blog entry – be sure to check it out – beautiful! After some unpacking and organizing, Heather and I had our first knit-together in her new place – she worked dutifully on her beautiful Silky Wool Cowl sweater, and I worked on this little thing… and then I finished it a few hours later… one more to go.
Of course, the way to beat the second sock syndrome is to cast on for sock 2 right away… so I did just that this morning.
These socks are so vibrant, and so much fun to knit! They are short-cuff socks, coming about one inch above my ankle. I was worried about the Koigu KPPPM yardage, so I played it safe; however, I have quite a bit leftover, probably enough for another one or two inches on the cuff. Just a note for the future… for now, I am loving the shorty socks.
Craftpiration is still running high here at Lollygirl.com. I ordered and received three books this weekend that are helping that along…
I have not had the time to delve into the books yet, but when I do, a good review will follow. At first glance, I am lovin’ the Get Crafty book – some great ideas, and with chapter headings like this, I knew it was right up my alley:
Another trip to the local bargain book store yielded some great vintage postcards: all 1950s style adverts from magazines and newspapers. Very fun!