Some things just never get old. I started knitting cowls early in my knitting career, and more recently, I have been whipping them out left and right. They are perfect for stashbusting, and freeing up the space that one or two skeins take on the stash shelf.
…and with all of the hockey games I have been watching (Penguins are going to the Stanley Cup finals!), I have found the circular cowls to be the perfect knit! I can stashbust and cheer for my team. The newest cowl, however, does not belong to me; rather, it is a belated birthday gift for a very sweet new friend, who I will have the pleasure to meet next week. (But, of course, I had to try it on for size…)
Yarn: Artful Yarns Reality, #2397, 2 balls
Source: Imagiknit, 2006 SanFrancisco trip
Needles: Size US11 (16″) circulars
The yarn is a thick cable construction, and it was nice and smooshy. Perfect for a cowl. In terms of Project Spectrum, I thought that the colors were a perfect melding of fire and earth plus a hot pink stripe. Funny how that one just snuck in there. I was knitting away, not noticing the color striping, and wow, that pink stripe sticks out. I kind of love it though. Hope you like it too, Ing.
Many more cowls on the way. I have a project in mind for the upcoming trip that involves cowls, stashbusting, and Project Spectrum. I don’t want to pressure myself too much, but I think that Nova Scotia’s climate would be the perfect place to showcase some new cowls I am planning. I am not setting a goal, but I think it is quite possible that I could have a cowl for every two days of the trip. Think of the fun photo opportunities! I definitely have some pretty yarns to use for the remainder of the EARTH element, and the beginning of AIR (white, gray, yellow).
PS – Thank you SO much for your wonderful comments about my Minou Wrap. I am thrilled that it turned out so well. I am already thinking about new weaving projects!