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November 16, 2010

Cowl Craze Continues

I can't stop knitting cowls! They are so fast, so satisfying, so excellent for using up random stash skeins. I finished another one over the weekend. I didn't take a picture yet but I thought you are probably all pretty sick of the endless cowl parade by now. But if you have little time and/or money and need to knit a gift, make a cowl!

In other knitting news I'm still working on Celaeno. I have about 10 rows left but they are heavily beaded. I'm so sick of the beads. While I was at my retreat I started a Faberge Cowl with some ancient stash yarn. I couldn't find the 5/0 beads the pattern called for and thought I could get by with 6/0. After knitting half a round and practically shredding my yarn with every bead placement I pulled it off the needles and tore it out. A few nights ago I ended up on the Earth Faire site and bought a kit for this necklace by Sivia Harding (Sivia was wearing one when she visited the Seattle Knitters Guild earlier this year and we all loved it) and threw some 5/0 beads in my cart too. I may need to take a long break from beads after this.

Also frogged, my green garter yoke sweater. It was ill-conceived and wasn't working. I was in denial. I'm going to start again soon.

This week I also cast on an Ishbel. Check out how many Ishbels have been knit by Ravelers! And did you see that Ravelry has reached 1,000,000 members? It's so amazing.

4 comments:

Gina said...

You are a cowl crazy!

hennasplace said...

I started with knitting a simple cowl some weeks ago, and found this amazing pattern for a cowl sweater from Sweater Babe. I just started on the pattern this past weekend using swish bulky yarn from Knit Picks. I understand the cowl craze.

GinkgoKnits said...

I wish I liked to wear cowls because there are so many good ones. Instead I knit hats, which I also don't need in San Francisco but for which I can more easily find recipients. I think I've knit 10-12 hats since August using up those single skeins that are too nice to sit in the stash forever.

Tara said...

I know I am late to the comments, but I have knit three in the last month. And I still think I need more of them! I need to make another hat instead but I just keep thinking COWL!