Saturday, May 21, 2011

Cowl

Annette who I have grown to love...has gotten me in trouble.  You see I was working hard on my very boring knitted dress, and a new crochet item and then she posted this cowl.  I had to do something with my yarn therapy yarn, so I made this incredibly easy cowl in one evening.  This is Malabrigo chunky yarn so it isn't like I am amazingly fast at crochet.  The color is spectacular and not one picture I took does it justice.
I had knitting night at my house yesterday evening, wine and some appetizers, and lots of laughs.  Since I had extra yarn I made a nice scarf.  I wowed all my knitting friends as I started and finished while they were here.  Anyone who crochets will know this not hard using a size M crochet hook, but it sure amazed my buddies.  Little do they know that crochet is so fast, portable, and I think easier on your hands and wrists.
These babies have been in a photo shoot all over my house this morning, and I am not getting the correct color as the sun wasn't up when I took the pictures.  The joy of having a swimmer is that even on Saturday's he is usually up at 6:00 to get to practice or a meet.  So you are also up at 6:00 on your day off.

I am going to count this projects as number 25, and 25 completed for the year.  I can't count them as two separate projects because they were way too fast and easy to complete.  Maybe my knitted dress can learn something from these two, it is back in time out just for being boring.  The yarn is acting a little better, but the thought of picking it up and knitting endlessly with little progress made, is making me want to cry.  I will be definitely making more of these with thinner yarn so the drape it different.  This chunky yarn does not make a great choice for a really long cowl, but the softness of the yarn is so yummy that any amount of it around your neck will be perfect.
My Max got an early morning treat......Peanut butter.  This boy cleans out the remaining peanut butter better than any dog could.  Peanut butter is his very favorite treat in the world.  What a great way to start your day.

Thanks for all your kind comments from my last post.  Life is so crazy sometimes.  And it is sad how some people manipulate others, and make their lives so much worse in the long run.  I am so glad this whole chapter in our lives is over.  My oldest is working with a coach who challenges him and treats him with respect.  My youngest is taking a break from swimming and really enjoying it, and I am happy to be watching and mothering my two boys, well and of course Max.

Happy weekend!

11 comments:

Rizzi said...

YOUR STITCHING IS JUST GREAT.....AND I LOVE THE COLORS...VERY PRETTY......I HAVE SO MANY ITEMS STARTED, AND MUST GET BACK TO THEM.....I'M WORKING ON A FEW AFGHANS (THROWS) RIGHT NOW....
I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN ABOUT THE LIGHTING WHEN TAKING A PHOTO, SOMETIMES IT CAN BE SO UPSETTING.
IT IS NICE WHEN LIFE IS A LITTLE EASIER, YOU CAN HEAR IT IN YOUR WORDS HOW HAPPY YOU AND THE BOYS ARE, AND THAT MAKES LIVING MUCH MORE FUN. HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND, HOPE YOU HAVE A LOT OF SUNSHINE. RIZZI

Jane said...

I love your cowl - the colours are simply gorgeous, so rich. If I was you I'd leave the knitted dress in long-term hibernation - life's too short to waste making things you're not enjoying! There are way too many wonderful projects just waiting to catch your eye, and wonderful yarns waiting for you to pick up your hook and get happy!
Jane x

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

You are sounding so much better and I love the cowl. I can see that the color is exquisite. Hope your weekend continues to be wonderful. Thank goodness for our love of yarn! xoRobin❤

"Petunia Pill" said...

Meredith,

Phooey on colors through the camera's eye! It's so darned frustrating! But whether or not the color is accurate, it is gorgeous! I've been self-gratifying with these wonderful cowls all week. I've been trying different yarns...still love the way the silky feeling yarn works up! Also with regard to color; just remember, you can get it perfect and then when someone else with different calibrations on their monitor views the image, it will look totally different! I go through that with my photography passion...colors can be a dilemma! Knitting night??? I wanna come! How fun would that be! I taught myself crochet so I could try to help my left handed girlfriend figure it out. I tried, but she was hopeless. Now, I'm hooked on it and she could care less! So I have no one with whom to share my passion in person! Thank GOD for my growing number of blog friends who share the passion! LOL Hugs to you on this fine Saturday! Annette

by Teresa said...

Love the cowl - and I so agree with you on crochet vs. knitting. I'm glad you've got your home and family back to yourselves. Hugs, Teresa :-)

BRSMaryland said...

Hi Meredith,
That cowl is really pretty. I've knit with Malabrigo and love it. It is so soft. I knit a cowl with an alpaca/wool blend and wore it a lot this winter. I preferred it to a scarf. And the drape was really nice.
Glad things have settled in your household. Hopefully the young man you were caring for will look back at his time with you in a positive light. It might take time for that to occur but I bet it does.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend,
Beth

Teresa said...

That cowl is just beautiful :) I love the look and the color.
It's good to have things back the way they're supposed to be, isn't it? Enjoy your weekend :) and thank you for your positive and healing thoughts!
xx

Sweet Seahorse said...

It is so frustrating when the camera and the light won't cooperate! The photos of my most recent project have been most disappointing but I persevere anyway. Your Max and my Mr Scroop must be soul brothers - Mr Scroop adores licking out the empty peanut butter containers, then he also has a cheap toy to chew on once the peanut butter is gone! xXx Helen

lovestitch said...

Hi Meredith,
I love the cowl, it's really beautiful! Sometimes I’m disappointed with the way the yarn looks in these pictures too. Well if the photo is not doing the yarn justice, I can only imagine how much prettier it must be!!!
Sorry I haven't been here for a while, I'm glad to be back and hope you enjoy your time!
Take care of you,
Hugs and kisses xoxoxo

Elizabeth and Gary said...

The cowl is lovely and the yarn is so pretty. I haven't used the Malabrigo yarn yet. I will be going to my favorite yarn store over the weekend and will see if they carry it, I would like to make something with it.
Sorry to read about the young man that was staying with you, one day he will realize the truth and that you were there to help him.
Have a sweet day and hugs, Elizabeth

tina said...

oh the cowl is delish! I am seriously considering an online crochet class----- don't ask me who with I'm 'afuddle' right now. I don't have room in the schedule until the end of July, right before vacay---- maybe maybe. You have SO inspired me with your lovely projects!