Sometimes our family's preferences force us to knit things we really don't enjoy. This cowl is utterly wonderful!!! The yarn is luscious, so my hands are happy. The color is gorgeous and not one I usually use for myself, so it's a visual treat. The pattern is easy and fast.
Altogether making this cowl is like an extra helping of dessert -- without the calories. A holiday dream!
That's how it felt to work with Cascade's Eco Duo yarn! It's half alpaca and half Merino wool, both undyed. Eco Duo is fluffy, soft and oh so yummy!
Our Trinity Scarf with 3 Reversible Cables is a pattern available on Ravelry for $4.00 or free in the shop with purchase of 2 skeins of Eco Duo. This is one of my most popular designs, and everyone always comments on how easy it is.
Hope you enjoy both yarn and pattern as much as I do!
My first holiday project is for me! This lovely little shawl is made from Skacel Collection's Tiara. This soft, luxurious yarn is embellished with just enough sequins and beads to give it a subtle touch of bling for any occasion.
The quick and easy pattern for the shawlette is on the yarn label.
I justified making it for myself first so that I would have it available to wear for Thanksgiving and any other holiday occasions that come along. The next one will be a gift. See I'm not a totally lost cause! ;-)
I have never made it a secret that I despise knitting little tiny things, especially toys. Feel free to laugh out loud when you see what our "Princess Sophia" will receive when she trick or treats at Grandma and Grampa's house.
Baby Dragon is knitted from double strands of Baah's LaJolla that were left over from my Color Affection shawl. The yarn is wonderfully soft and squishy 100% merino. It's perfect for little hands -- just the right size:
I would like to claim that his nose in on a little crooked and his spine needs orthopedic work because I wanted a whimsical look, but the sad truth is that I just made him a little wonky.
Hopefully her little majesty won't mind!
P.S. Almost forgot the link to the Ravelry pattern!
Sweet Granddaughter is now 20+ months old and is talking up a storm. She was walking past the wastebasket next to my chair yesterday and spotted some brightly colored yarn scraps. She stopped, did a double take, and carefully retrieved them.
"Gamma! Boo!" = Grandma, blue!
"Gamma! Re!" = Grandma, red!
And they were.
She proceeded to wrap them around her toes and then admire her creation. Next she decorated my toes; then Grandpa's. Next was the tail of her little plastic pig. In between artistic endeavors she stroked the yarn and held it to her cheek.
In the course of all this, she learned the word "yarn."
As soon as she finished breakfast this morning, she looked at me and asked for "yar!" She definitely swims in my gene pool!!