Monday, August 17, 2009


I am slowly recovering from Sock Summit. I'm going to bed relatively early and sleeping like the dead. I spent most of last week scrambling to get ready to teach my Sat. sock class. I think it went well except for the fact that it was an all day class and the students were completely worn out by the end. I'll have to think about changing the format a little.

After all the intense knitting at Sock Summit, I haven't really picked up my needles since I got home. I did read 4 out of the 5 books that I bought from Powell's. After I finished the last book, I was unpacking from Sock Summit and I came across the cowl that only had 3 rounds left to knit so I finished that.

Pattern: Clemence by Katya Frankel (Ravelry download only)
Yarn: Koigu Kersti Merino Crepe in col k3039; 2 skeins
Needles: 5mm Addi Turbo circs
Notes: The yarn is cable plied and a bit splitty but oh so soft!

Ricky sez, "Not another cowl! At least, it isn't a bib."

When you look at photographs of cowls, do you like to see them modeled (and scrunched up) or do you like them photographed flat? I have a styrofoam head but the neck is kinda short and so is my own. I don't know how much longer Ricky will put up with modeling cowls for me.

And before anyone brings up the subject of Ricky cruelty, I'll have you know that he started purring when I put the cowl on him.


PurlingPirate said...

Well, who wouldn't purr with that beauty around their neck!??!

Chris said...

Ricky is SO mellow! Having seen the bib drama, I'm sure you can just imagine what they'd do with a cowl. :D

Sharon in Surrey said...

He's tolerating it for the sake of the treats you give him for modeling. My cat would just get hair all over the silly thing . . .

Lynne said...

Love the colour, verra nice. Nice cat too.

Cher said...

I love Ricky as the model. I'll have to try that with my cat and see what she thinks.

Anonymous said...

Ricky is the best model. It just wouldn't be the same without him

Bea said...

I think he looks good in the cowl. Makes his neck look very long. I've never known the answer to flat or on the neck which is why I usually do both.

Carrie K said...

He does look comfy in it.

I like to see scrunched (which is the way I'd wear it) and flat (to see the actual pattern stitch more clearly).

What books did you read?