Friday, September 25, 2015

Fresh Till Cowl from Yarniverse - Day 2

A simple, satisfying start...

Garter stitch—ah, nice and basic.  Stockinette, which in the round requires no purling(!)—especially satisfying.  This first part is delightfully simple stuff.   In fact, the hardest part is making sure you don’t twist your first round (always tricky, but particularly so for a large stitch count like this).  

There’s something to be said for projects with simple starts.  You can dig in and enjoy yourself.  I’m okay with challenging projects—and I can’t yet say whether the next sections of the cowl will challenge me—but I like ones where I can start off with confidence.

Traveling as I am this week, I’m enjoying the portability of this project.  It fits in one of my mesh Namaste bags and slips right inside my purse.  And the DK weight of the yarn means I can practically knit with my eyes closed.  The color is so fresh and inviting—a bright cool wintery ice blue.  I’m writing a series of books with a family whose signifying trait is ice-blue eyes, so this even feels professionally satisfying as well as personally enjoyable.

Next up, we venture on the “tilling” rows of the Fresh Till Cowl.  Fresh? Check.  Till?  On the way.  Stay tuned.

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