I taught my boyfriend to knit:
This is Alex knitting a cowl for himself last night. He used some of my leftover yarn to create a multi-colored (brown and cream) cowl. I only helped him by joining to knit it in the round and binding it off for him, he did most of the knitting himself.
We were at Purl Soho today and he came thisclose to buying some fancy-pants yarn to knit an infinity scarf for himself. In the end, he decided against it. I was in there to look for yarn for a shawl I want to knit for my mother… but I couldn’t find anything I liked. (Besides, the yarn is so expensive in that store!) So we both walked away empty-handed.
Pattern: Stockholm Scarf by Julie Crawford
Yarn: LB Collection Organic Wool (100% Organic Wool) in “Avocado”
Needles: US 10½ / 6.5 mm
Started knitting: November 26, 2011
Modifications: Using worsted-weight yarn and knitting in the round
This scarf is so hard to photograph! Especially as a non-scarf (in-progress, that is) and indoors at night. I should be finished with it pretty soon and I’ll have the opportunity to take better photos before giving it away to its intended recipient. I’m making this infinity scarf for my sister, who asked me for leg- and arm-warmers last year but never got them. So I’m making her an infinity scarf this year, which will hopefully make up for my tardiness. It’s a soothingly repetitive pattern that’s great for TV knitting. I’ve managed to watch all 14 episodes of Firefly, the movie Serenity, and several episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer while knitting this weekend.
…Why, yes, I have been on a Joss Whedon kick. Why do you ask?
Pattern: Marian Cowl by Pam Allen
Yarn: approx. 520 yards of LB Collection Organic Wool (100% Organic Wool) in “Redwood”
Needles: US 10½ / 6.5 mm
Started Knitting: November 2, 2011
Finished Knitting: November 16, 2011
Notes: See Ravelry
This was an easy and fun knit. Despite my earlier troubles with it, this cowl actually turned out to be the ideal project to have with me on the subway or in front of the TV. It kept me on my toes without being too complicated. The only real trouble I had with it was keeping track of the asymmetrical cables: one cable pattern was knit over 16 rows while the other cable pattern was knit over 12 rows. I had to have pen & paper with me at all times so I would know on which row I was working.
I haven’t seamed the cowl together so it’s currently in a traditional scarf form. As soon as I finished knitting, I soaked it in Eucalan wool wash for 30 minutes. It’s currently drying on a beach towel on my living room floor. The wool wash made it soft and sqooshy so I can’t wait to seam it and wear it! But, first, I must wait for the temperatures to drop. It’s been in the 60s lately! But it’s only November, I guess there’s still plenty of time left.