I think I’ve settled on using the new yarns for a cowl. I want something where the grey and the neon yellow will really pop. I think that’ll be easiest done in a cowl, which I also just love wearing. I’ve narrowed it down to two, but I need help deciding.
My needles have been super busy! This weekend my husband had a bowling tournament, so I ended up getting a lot of knitting done. (Granted I used bulky or super bulky yarns) The total number of FOs was 4: 3 cowls and a hat.
In the midst of busily cleaning my house last night, I decided I’d finally dye the Kool-Aid Cowl. I pulled out my many packets of Kool-Aid, determined what kind of color I wanted to aim for, and got started. As per usual, I have difficulty following directions, but I used Knitty’s directions for the most part.
This weekend felt crazy busy, but I got a lot done! On Saturday siblings teamed up to coordinate getting a new radio put in dad’s car, then I tagged along with my husband to bowling for a couple of hours. I’m really not into bowling, so I brought my knitting along and steadily worked at my stitches, occasionally getting picked on by my husband’s friends.
Last night I did it! I finished my blue, toe-up cotton socks! They’re oh-so cozy and comfy, and I’m completely hooked. Something about hand-knit socks is so much more wonderful than regular socks.
Last week was a week of indecision. I’ve started and torn out stitches over and over again. I want a cowl. I know I want a cowl. I just haven’t been able to get that going. Then, indecision hit the socks. I didn’t finish the socks, and I really should’ve been able to. Then I tore out the blanket. No more blanket. Nothing got finished last week.
For the past couple of weeks, I’ve stared at the bottom shelves of my bookshelf. I’ve wondered, could I put my stash there? Will my husband freak out if I do? What if I did it anyway? So, last night, I decided to do it.
One thing in knitting that I’ve never quite understood is blocking. I understand wanting to make the stitches even and the garment look as good as possible. It’s not that part. I want to know how you actually do it.
I finally made up my mind on the new project, just in time for the three day weekend! Enter Purlbee’s Big Herringbone Cowl.