Holy yarn-overs, Batman!
Nice big needles always make for gratifyingly speedy knitting. Some days you just need to see results, you know? At a time when other things in my life are inching along—and that’s not a bad thing, I get that—it is nice to see this cowl taking quick shape under my fingers.
I find it interesting that I chose a beige yarn. Lots of times I choose bright jewel tones, because I feel those match my cool coloring. Only lately I’ve been working my way through Carol Tuttle’s Dressing Your Truth videos and my personality is definitely coming through as a Type 3 (Rich Dynamic), which features warm colors. Me? Warm undertones? Really? Maybe it's an age thing. I thought I’d sail through the process with some nice clear guidelines, but I’m only getting more and more confused as I go along. Have any of you been through this “Beauty Profiling” course? I suppose it shouldn't surprise any of you that I seem to defy classification...
Ahem. Back to knitting. One thing to watch on this pattern—yarn-overing into a purl. It’s a tricky business, because there’s an extra half-round involved in getting the yarn to where it needs to be. If you don’t keep an eye on the tension, you’re going to get a much larger hole on one side of the stitch repeat than on the other.
Watch your tension: a good rule for life and for knitting.