As you may have gathered by now, I like joining things. Show me a club, and I probably want to be a member. And Shannon over at luvinthemommyood has some of the best join-in stuff around. Despite not having any children, I love Shannon’s blog for her sense of fun, her honesty and her great eye for colour and craft. Head over there and check out her tutorials. I can wait.
Everyone back now?
I’d planned to take part in the stitch-along over the summer to make a sweater ready for winter. Then life got in the way and I bombed out. So I was definitely up for the Carefree Cowl-Along, and have already got going! I don’t have a blog-button for it yet, but I do have the beginnings of a cowl.
Remember yesterday I mentioned a mystery pattern that I got at Ally Pally? It’s for a little cowl with a moebius twist and a lovely stitch pattern. I’m working it with a 5mm hook and Fyberspates Scrumptious. Isn’t it scrummy?
I haven’t decided how wide to make it yet, but I bought myself another ball of this yarn in a lovely plummy-purple yesterday, so I’m thinking stripes. I also think I may have made this on a little small in circumference, so I might have to get some different yarn to make a bigger version. Oh. The Hardship. If I do make another, it’ll probably be in even chunkier yarn. I really, really noticed the short yardage on a ball of worsted, and liked it a lot. Lately I’ve been working in laceweight or sock yarn, and since my ball winder is still in pieces, I do it all by hand. I was so surprised when I got to the end of the skein! Hardly any time at all.
I hope to have my cowl done by the end of October, for reasons that will become obvious tomorrow 🙂
To see what everyone else is working on this week, head over to Tami’s by clicking here.