Thursday, January 28, 2016

A Belated Happy New Year!

A very belated “Happy New Year” to you all.  New Year’s Eve and Day found me camped out on the sofa nursing a cold.  I had my sweet Lillie, a nice warm blanket, my knitting, and a book to keep company. 

On New Year’s Eve, I finished my Gifted Cowl, a free pattern from Churchmouse.  I finally blocked it last weekend and have yet to wear it.  It has a bit of “bling” to it and for those of you who know me, you know I don’t like a lot of bling but this I find to be a very subtle bling.  And I think it is something that I’d wear.  If I decide I don’t care for it after all, it’ll be gifted to a lover of bling.  The cowl is a very easy pattern and has instructions for all weights of yarn which makes it a fine pattern in my book. 


I finished my Itineris shawl last week.  I blocked it over the weekend and wore it to work yesterday.  I forgot to take pictures wearing it so here are the ones from the finished object official photo op.

Itineris was bought as a kit at Haus of Yarn on a trip to Nashville last summer.  The kit came with one skein of Malabrigo Sock Yarn in each color.  I ended up having to call my friend, Kelley, at Haus and ordering a second skein of the red and just barely broke the skein.  By the way, if you ever need to order from Haus, they ship lightening fast!

Happy Knitting!