All of my girls know how to knit, though they are definitely "seasonal" knitters -- inspired by fashion and, well, usually the weather. Every once in a while, they get an itch... and get it bad! Katie got one on our recent trip to Chicago.
Itchin' for cowls! Cowls have been huge for a while now. One of the great things about them is that there's a style for everyone!
After some research on Ravelry, it was The Rime Frost Cowl that struck the loudest note. Resistant to creating an account of her own, there've been a number of cowls recently added to *MY* Favorites, in addition to all the mittens due to yesterday's Ten on Tuesday topic!
With a good idea about what to shop for in terms of yarn weight and yardage, we considered many possibilities -- fiber content, construction and, not least, color -- before choosing a couple of balls of Rowan Alpaca Chunky. I had a "reward" credit at Iris Fine Yarns, too, and was happy to have her use it!
Katie borrowed needles and cast on right away so she could take it with her to work and have something to do on her Monday late-shift dinner break. She knit a while after she got home and then, again, on Tuesday (her day off).
Not only did she finish the cowl on Tuesday morning, she went shopping for MORE yarn for ANOTHER cowl -- this time the GAP-tastic Cowl.
And (this slays me) she admitted to watching YouTube videos about knitting while she was knitting -- adding a new ball of yarn, weaving in ends, finishing circular knitting.
And (t)here is your dagger! The first cowl -- in the luscious and rather pricey Rowan yarn -- is just a bit more snug than Katie would like, so she is going to frog it and re-knit, adding another repeat. There's plenty of yarn and it's such a quick knit.
Yeah, her own Ravelry account can't be far off now! Though this could very well be the extent of her knitting until next winter, too. Heh.
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Do me a favor and think all the good thoughts today for someone close to me. XO