Thursday, February 26, 2015

Project 365: Week 8

February 19 ~ Chicago Mix popcorn
February 20 ~ Red cowboy boots
February 21 ~ Textures in table arrangement
February 22 ~ Vegetables to be roasted
February 23 ~ Historic schoolhouse
February 24 ~ Tube socks
February 25 ~ Entrance to a barn

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Project 365: Week 7

February 12 ~ The Who's Tommy
February 13 ~ Hexagone Cowl
February 14 ~ Prep for homemade sushi
February 15 ~ Rose (artificial)
February 16 ~ Daughter's first knitting lesson
February 17 ~ Red branches among snow
February 18 ~ Roasted Tomatoes with fresh basil

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Hexagone Cowl

Many years ago, I bought a lonely skein of variegated Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport.  I was a fairly new knitter, but quickly realized it wasn't enough yardage to use by itself.  Soon after, I bought another skein in black with the hopes of knitting a fair isle project.

Honestly, fair isle is just not my favorite thing to knit and those two skeins keep getting pushed to the bottom of the yarn bin.  When I stumbled across the Hexagone Cowl, I knew it was perfect for this deeply stashed yarn.  

The pattern is very easy to memorize and brilliantly breaks up any potential pooling.  

I also tried a new to me cast off.  You just knit 2 stitches through the back loop and transfer that stitch from the right needle back to the left needle.  Repeat from knit 2 through the back loop.  It didn't seem that stretchy at first, but it really is just as stretchy as my cast on.  

These colors aren't what I typically wear, but the black tones them down and make it more attractive to me.

Next on the needles is some sock yarn I bought years ago.  I love the bright electric blue, but was never excited about wearing it.  My daughter pounced on the yarn when I pulled it out the other day.  Perfect!  She will be getting some bright blue socks soon.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Project 365: Week 6

February 5 ~ Veggies for soup
February 6 ~ Chocolate truffles
February 7 ~ A potting shed
February 8 ~ Church window
February 9 ~ Son studying for photography merit badge
February 10 ~ Winding yarn
February 11 ~ Barn in the middle of malls and traffic lights

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Project 365: Week 5

January 29 ~ Declan's Hat
January 30 ~ Buildings from a riding club
January 31 ~ Picking off cilantro leaves
February 1 ~ Bundled up go into the blizzard
February 2 ~ Making pancakes
February 3 ~ First pair of glasses
February 4 ~ New pack of gel pens