After work today I took the cowl to my friend for whom it was intended. She knew exactly what it was. And she loved it.
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YoungB took a couple of photos on one of the proper cameras, but then the card reader wouldn’t work. So what you have there is me horsing around with a finished object that YoungB insists is headgear rather than neckwear.
I’ll let you decide, shall I?
When I’m knitting something in the round, there are a couple of moments I particularly enjoy, and one follows hot upon the heels of the other. Taking off the row marker is one.
That’s the next bit that’s heaps good. You know you’re on the home stretch.
So, yeah, it’s taken considerably longer than three hours, and total time elapsed from start to finish probably exceeds thirty-three, but it’s done and blocking.
Dr B loves the colours but hates the cowl. I’ll admit that, at the moment, I’m entirely unconvinced by either. I suspect the yarn lends itself better to something knitted more vertically, such as a long scarf, but I’m not about to turn around and find out. And perhaps its thick/thin character isn’t as good with this garment as a yarn of more consistent thickness. Never mind. The cowl is certainly warm and, now that winter seems to have arrived, heralded by a clap of thunder and torrential downpours, the warmth is definitely the main consideration.
So that’s how far I’ve gone with the cowl. Only a few more repeats of the fancy row and I’ll be finished. It acquired some unintended dodgy bits today as I sat at the kitchen table and read a friend’s imaging report, which mentioned the dreaded “C” word. That’s probably why I either miscounted or got tangled up in a loop. No, I didn’t unpick to fix it up, just kept right on knitting; rather as we’re going to keep right on laughing through the latest lot of bad news.
I don’t see myself doing one of these for today’s visitor, even though he could probably carry it off. My poor little hands just would not cope with a lot more work on those large needles. They’re 7 mm and on straights I can manage up to about 10 mm with relative ease. Much as I love circular needles, I find them clumsier and more painful. So, you know, a mistake or two knitted in along with the love and pain? Nobody is going to notice.
I hope your knitting is progressing well and that all your news is cheerful 🙂
As I’ve said many times, I’m a slow knitter. I know that. I just plod along until I get to the end, a bit the way I walk. You’d think a day of hospital visiting would be the ideal way to address that shortcoming but you’d be wrong. Maybe the visits weren’t long enough. In any case, the cowl is about half done and the colours are as bright and lovely as I’d imagined they would be. But it’s going to be more like a thirty-three-hour cowl.
Happy New Year, everyone. May your year turn out better than ours presently appears to be doing. My best laid plans – or vague ideas, call them what you will – have just been turned on end by news of a Younger Cousin’s illness being diagnosed as lung cancer. Yeah. Things can only improve, I know, but in the meantime I thought a quick knit might be the answer. This lovely pattern is free from Malcolm and Marcus and the notion that it’s quick as well as pretty is very appealing!
You’re right, it’s summer and the Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting a hot spell, but airconditioned hospitals have a habit of being places where a little extra warmth never goes astray. For the time being, this ousts other work. I hope you’re all enjoying your celebrations and that your New Year brings only joyous tidings.