Saturday, November 21, 2009

another cowl or two

Curses! This winter weather stinks. I wanted to show you a coupla really cute duckie washcloths that I made as birthday presents but the pictures are horrible. So you'll just have to use your imagination.

::insert picture of cute washcloths here::

Pattern: Puddles & Quacking Up! by Elaine Fitzpatrick
Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter cotton in Pale Yellow
Needles: 5mm Addis

I'm still cranking out the cowls.

Pattern: Windshield Loose Lacy Neckwarmer by Lisa Ashton
Yarn: Berroco Peruvia; 1 skein (100g; 174yds) in col 7143 (darker teal than the pic shows)
Needle: 5mm Addis
Notes: Used a heavier yarn and larger needles than the pattern calls for. Cast on 90 sts.

Pattern: Abstract Leaves Cowl by Deb Mulder (Ravelry link only)
Yarn: Mirasol Tupa; 1 skein (50g; 137 yds) in col 805
Needles: 5mm Addis
Notes: Used a heavier yarn and larger needles than the pattern calls for. Cast on 90 sts. This yarn is very soft and shiny. Hard to knit with when my hands are dry so I have to keep a tube of hand lotion close by.

And while teaching a cowl (surprise, surprise) class this morning, I cast on another cowl to demo knitting in the round. The students were using 16" circs but I only had a 32" circ so I did the magic loop thing which confused some of them. So I'm trying to hide the extra cable in my hand and pretend that I'm knitting with a smaller circ. Not that easy to do when I'm holding my knitting above my head.

Only 33 knitting days til Christmas. Yikes!


PurlingPirate said...

Those are the cutest duckie washcloths I have ever seen. As a matter of fact, if there was a museum for washcloths, those would be in them! (No one can say I don't have imagination.)

Seriously, 33 days? Must be time to put up the tree!!

Chris said...

Wow, those washcloths should be bronzed! :)

Bea said...

Cute cowls. The washclothes are just amazing!

Lisa said...

Love the cowl finished, all of your new cowls will be handy by the sound of your winter blues. We have been suffering terrible heat here on the bottom end of the world, just had a cold shower after gardening for most of the day, a bit sunburnt too and in desperate need of an nice cold soome nice winter weather would be great except I agree it makes photography a bit tricky. I take most of my photos outdoors in the shade in the back garden, seems to give nice clear crisp shots most of the time when I have the camera on the right settings!

Vicki Suan said...

So, who are getting these cowls again?--lol! I must admit they are better than scarves. You put them on and forget about them. I love Elaine's washcloth patterns.

Gail from Surrey said...

More amazing cowls.......yummy! and, thanks for introducing me to Elaine's washcloth patterns. I knit the cupcake one yesterday. I know DGD will love it!