So, you know how the fiber enthusiasts who go to fiber festivals sometimes make stuff to wear at said fiber festivals? I have never really been one to do this, because, quite frankly, I can never usually finish anything before the deadline (of the fiber festival). But this year, I knew I was going to Rhinebeck (not that I am not usually aware if I am going to a fiber festival or not, but jut go along with me here). And I started a project (to use up some yarn) with the goal of finishing it for Rhinebeck so I could be part of that crowd wearing something that they made just for the event that is Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool.
I chose a humble cowl (specifically, Martha 2.0), because, hey, cowl, I can finish that. And when I went to pull all the supplies to make the cowl, I discovered it was crocheted. So yeah, this cowl took me two days to make. And it only took that long because I ran out of yarn and hemmed and hawed about what I would use to finish it off (no small thing since most of my yarn is in storage right now). Let's just say that the finish is a definite "design feature". But a feature easily hidden if creatively placed.
Since I ran out of the yarn, I couldn't really do the rosettes, but I think that's okay, I may not be a rosettes kinda girl, if we are being honest. I made the cowl, for the most part, with a worsted weight yarn (in Chocolate) from Finger Lakes Yarns, I bought it at Rhinebeck three years ago, so it seemed appropriate. This yarn is really soft and cozy, I will likely try to find some more of it tomorrow...maybe a sweater's worth, because I am really lacking in yarn...um, no. The cowl was finished with a little bit of Dream in Color Smooshy (sock yarn) in November Muse, it's quadrupled, because it's what I had on hand. Breaking into the Smooshy did force me to cast on a pair of socks though, so there's that, I guess.
Oh, the random number generator selected Minty as the prize winner for my "Belated Blogiversary Contest". If you haven't seen Minty's new blog re-design, you really should go and take a look, it is spectacular.
Next week, I think we will talk about more finished objects (because I have'em!) and how about a wee book review, because who doesn't like to talk about books, especially when they are related to knitting?
Have a great weekend! And if you see me at Rhinebeck, stop and say hi!