I finished my Honey Cowl!
I love this pattern. The slipped stitches and the variegated yarn work so well together. But the thing I love most about this cowl (and most slip stitch patterns) is that the wrong side is just as lovely as the right side. Here are a couple of photos of me wearing my new cowl:
I stepped outside so that the colours in the yarn would be true on camera. In reality, they are actually a bit more vibrant than they appear. Since all my winter coats are neutrals, this vibrancy will really brighten up dull, dreary winter days. As soon as the cold weather hits, I am ready.
You'll notice I did not get dressed, brush my hair or put on any make-up for these pics. I took this photo yesterday (Tuesday) which is the same day I clean the washrooms, so I am dressed accordingly. But, since the cowl was finished blocking and it was warm enough to stand outside, I decided to take a break from scrubbing toilets and photograph my new cowl.
I have started a matching hat using the same yarn and stitch pattern:
This photo insisted on staying sideways, so I stopped fighting it and embraced it.
I *might* have enough yarn left for a pair of fingerless mitts. I only have about 2 inches of knitting before the decreases so I will weigh the leftovers and decide from there - I will definitely have enough if I use a solid yarn with the leftovers. I hope to finish the hat this weekend.
And here is a sneak peak of a design for a magazine that I have cast on 5 times
now. Seriously. 5 times. That is not a typo. I seem to have gotten it right this time and I am happy with how it is coming along.
I can't show you a really good photo because it is top secret until Fall 2016.
I hope you have had a great knitting week. I would love to see or hear about what you are working on.