Thursday, July 16, 2009

Christmas in July

I never knit 6 rounds of the Anemoi mitten chart. I never found out on the 7th round that I "lost" 4 sts somewhere. I never spent time trying to figure out where those 4 sts are. I never ripped apart 6 rounds of stranded sticky shetland yarn because I never knit them. I will deny any involvement. Luckily, the cats won't tattle on me.

I'm taking a break from Anemoi knitting. A looooong break. In between a little sock knitting and a lot of frogging, I started my Christmas knitting.

Pattern: Ridged Lace Cowl by Elinor Brown
Yarn: Hempwol(65% wool, 35% hemp); one skein in colour Riviera (#46)
Needles: 5mm Addi Turbo circ
Notes: The yarn is a bit sheddy and as expected, the hemp feels rough. The yarn had some definite thick & thin spots.

One down and many more to go. I immediately cast on another cowl.

The next one is red. I think the blue one looks better on Ricky, don't you?

Ricky sez, "What is this thing?!?!?!"


Chris said...

I swear, Ricky must be the most mellow cat ever.

Carrie K said...

The blue does look quite dashing on Ricky. I'm trying to imagine how dead I'd be if I tried that on Hez.

Bea said...

Yes the blue is better, but the red looks nice too. Isn't it great to get Christmas knitting out of the way?

PurlingPirate said...

Don't you just love a quick easy project that is on then off the needles?!