Knitting: Homesocks & A Mystery Gift
I'm still working on a surprise gift (in the yellow yarn) but I started a new project as well. (Like I need yet another knitting project!) Starting the homesocks kind of happened by mistake. I went to my LYS last Friday for an afternoon of knitting. I finished the Cowboy Cowl (pictured below) way faster than I anticipated and didn't bring another project to work on. I had the needles and the pattern with me to knit the homesocks so I just bought some more yarn and hopped to it.
Pattern: R0082 Alaska Color Homesocks by Regia Design Team (free on Rav)
Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Gina in Colorway Autumn
Reading: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
I'm ready to give up on this book. 60 pages in and I'm still not hooked. Too many other things I want to read to stick with something that I don't really want to.
FO: Cowboy Cowl
I'm participating in a blogger swap and I wanted to knit something for my swap partner. She doesn't know who her partner is so I think I'm safe posting about it here. Through a little digging on her blog, I found out that her favorite color is purple. Lucky for her, I found this yarn for $4 at a thrift store a few months ago and bought it without knowing what I would make with it. I've had the pattern in my binder for some time thinking that it would be perfect for handspun slub yarn. The Jazz yarn is just like slub yarn! The cowl is knit flat and then you just sew a button onto one corner and push it through the knitting to connect the two ends. I knit until all of the yarn was gone and I think the cowl turned out the perfect size. I hope my swap partner likes it! I plan on putting it in the mail next week.
Pattern: Cowboy/Bandit Cowl by The Gauge Wars (free)
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Jazz in Colorway Shade
What are you knitting/reading this week?