It’s not Friday but I do have an FO! I finished Pretty Thing, the lace cowl design by Yarn Harlot. I love the very soft feel of it around the neck. It’s a very quick knit.
Obviously I’m not a long neck swan, so I think I could have done with one less of the repeats (there are three) of the center lace design, although I think it’s quite a Pretty Thing nonetheless! I tucked my hair up so you could see how it fits in the back, of course, if I’d left my hair down you’d never notice the back. It could have also been the weight of my hair that pushed the upper portion of the cowl out.
I’m kind of entranced by the cowl notion. It stays up against the neck for warmth – no twisting and wrapping a scarf. No tucking the ends of the scarf inside your coat if you’re out hiking.
While in town earlier this week I stopped by my favorite bookstore and found a copy of Knitting Traditions on the shelf, which I promptly purchased along with a single shot of espresso – the magazine costing much more than the caffeine. Both felt somehow – necessary and important.
This is the second issue of Knitting Traditions, the first was issued in 2010, both are available as online digital magazines if you can’t find a copy from your local bookseller or LYS. The 2011 issue is chocked full of goodness! There is historical content, patterns, and articles that had me craving for more stranded colorwork knitting in my life.
Then we arrived home I found my Wild Fibers magazine had arrived! If you’re not familiar with Wild Fibers – it’s a combination of fiber porn from around the world and photos worthy of National Geographic magazine. I thoroughly enjoy this magazine and consider it both a reference material and a personal treat.