Sunday, January 5, 2014

I Said I Was Knitting!

On New Years Eve, I finished this Monster Cowl.  I knit it as part of The Suburban's Stitcher's KAL on Ravelry.  It's really much prettier than it looks.  You can get the details on the yarn in this post.  Though looking back at that post I am reminded that I decided that I didn't like the gray.  Not the color, but the fabric.  So I pulled everything out and started with a new gray.  This time the same type of yarn in the gold and the garnet stripes.  It'll be cold enough tomorrow for me to wear this.  It will be appropriate since there is the day of a certain big game!  Go Noles!
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I also started a new cowl, this one is the Duotone Cowl.  The cowl is knit as a tube then joined in the round when completed via the kitchner stitch.  The striping sequence reverses itself half way around too.  I watched the Craftsy Class Ins and Outs of Grafting.  It's FREE right now and was super helpful in understanding what is actually happening.  I am not a Craftsy affiliate, just passing along the info.  
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Duotone Cowl by Orange Flower Yarn
MadelineTosh Tosh DK in the Dirty Panther and Dove Colorways
I've not sewn a stitch in weeks - before Thanksgiving.  I did, however, go into my sewing room to clean up a bit today.  Anyone interested in these HST's?  There are 144 of them and they're 2.5".  If more than one person is interested, I'll draw for it.  I got them in a swap and time to give them a home that can use them!
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Have a great week, stay warm, and may all your stitches be happy!

28 comments:

dortha said...

I would love to give them a good home. I have just the project for them. It is kinda like a log cabin pattern with them from an older quilters newsletter. Thanks for the chance. Happy new year.

Carla said...

Lovely knitting Jackie. My knitting is slowly growing. Sewing is so much faster....
Enjoy your week

Annette-California said...

Are your cowls keeping you warm? They look beautiful. Best you changed the color in the one cowl rather than not wear it. Your knitting is so pretty. love Annette

Giovanna said...

Great knitting, and obviously just at the right time. Enjoy wearing it. Happy New Year.

Chris said...

Lovely knitting!

P.J. said...

Beautiful and cozy warm looking. :)

Brigitte said...

After all that I read and see about your weather and particularly the temperatures in your country I'd say that both your cowls come in handy. I love the colour change you made in the finished cowl, very lovely.

Annie said...

Gorgeous cowls. And when you need them in your part of the country, you know we are having a monster cold wave!

Angela P said...

Love your knitting and cowls are my new favorite ;)

yarnjourney said...

Your knitting is gorgeous! Congrats getting your sewing room all ready for your 2014 creations.

Tammy said...

Your knitting is gorgeous as are the coals. Hugs

Tammy said...

Your knitting is gorgeous as are the coals. Hugs

Margaret said...

You're giving away hst's? The ones I'm afraid of trying to make? lolol! Put my name in the hat, by all means!

Love your knitting. That monster cowl is gorgeous! Love the new cowl as well. I have yet to watch the grafting class, but I know it's going to come in handy. Thanks again for pointing it out.

woolwoman said...

Love your KAL cowl Jackie - turned out great ! the duo one is really pretty too. I am doing a 4 color cowl that is knit in that tubular method and joined - should be interesting . . . something new to me. Hope you have a great week - Mel

Melanie said...

Very nice knitting!!! I LOVES ME some stripes. Especially chevron ones. :)

Penny said...

I always want to knit and quilt after reading your posts! I love everything you do - pretty! :)

krayolakris said...

Gorgeous cowls Jackie!!

Karen said...

Both cowls are lovely! I am going to try the monster cowl after seeing yours.

Carol said...

I think you finished that pretty cowl just in time, Jackie--this is downright crazy cold weather we're having!! -7 here right now (and that is mild compared to some parts of the country!)...

Stay warm :)

Andrea said...

I think you might need them with the weather you are having over there. They are beautiful.

FlourishingPalms said...

I bet you've been wearing that Monster Cowl! The Duotone cowl is pretty too, and I bet it will be worn as soon as it's finished. Seems that you're enjoying your knitting time, and that's great!

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Beautiful cowls! I've been on a cowl knitting kick lately too. They are fun, creative, and relatively quick projects.

I've always loved hsts. There are so many different things you can do with them. Definitely need them now with this cold weather down here.

Barb said...

Oh wow...you really are knitting...love what you are doing.

Suzanne said...

Lovely knitting! I am in the process of trying to crochet an infinity scarf and cowl.

Karoline said...

Gorgeous knitting, congratulations on finishing the monster cowl

Kathleen Wilson said...

I always enjoy looking at your knitting. Love your colors. Congrats to Florida's win. I'm working on a scarf from a video by the Frugal Crafter on you tube. Thanks for sharing.

Sally said...

Gorgeous knitting Jackie. Lovely colours.

Catherine said...

Oohhhh....how I could use a cowl or two this winter! Love the colors!