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.