Yes, you read that correctly I am lusting after leaves. I have been merrily knitting away on my shawl, (well sort of cause I am in the boring part), when I took a break and ran across, the Vite Cowl by Kristi Johnson. I believe I found this beauty on Pinterest, which led me to Ravelry. It was like I was being driven by unknown forces when I saw this pattern. I got up, looked through my stash, grabbed some needles and got started. I believe I left my shawl right in he middle of a row. And now, frankly, I am obsessed (I know big surprise here). The pattern is quick and fun, and because you are using chunky yarn it is super fast.
Come on and take a look, but if you are a knitter I warn you if you don't want to drop everything and knit this I suggest you shut your eyes and scroll right to the comment section and just say hello to me. Remember I warned you!
I used Caron's, Vickie Howell Sheepish is a grayish beige, I am not sure if they are still making this yarn or not. I used two strands held together and knit this one with size 13 needles. I made a scarf instead of a cowl. Oh this baby is soft and lovely.
I was so excited to make this I broke up 6 skeins of this yarn I had set aside to make a shawl. Really I was obsessed.
I found this chunky yarn in my stash, I have no idea what is is, where it is from, and why I have it. Sort of sad isn't it? I knew I did not have enough to make much of anything but I kept it and look what it finally became. I believe there is just two pattern repeats in this cozy, close to the neck cowl.
Then yesterday at knitting, where I gladly handed out copies of this pattern to everyone, I started this.
More stash yarn, Lion Brand Yarn, Nature's Choice Organic Cotton in the color mustard. I have to tell you I am not a fan of the colors mustard or rust. I am not sure why I even have this yarn, but it is Autumn, well at least for most of you and I just had to make this. I did not do all the repeats because I ran out of yarn. This is soft and yummy and so Autumn-ish.
This cowl was also made with size 13 needles, I think I am in love. Really you all must think all I do is sit around and knit, not true at all my friends, this pattern is so fast it makes me look like a speed knitter. I believe Miss Mustard will be for me, the other two will go into my Christmas present bin. All stash yarn, I love that. I have two more planned to make, I swear I can not get enough. Yes, you are still seeing the Bella Sweater on Miss Caroline the Dress Form, she simply refuses to stop wearing it. I believe she thinks I made it just for her.
It is dark and dreary today, I just love it when I can stay home when it rains. I woke up to a dark room with rain pittering on my windows, it was Heaven. Max and I had an extra long snuggle in bed.
Look at those dark clouds! So today I am working on paperwork, boxing up Halloween and decorating for Thanksgiving. I don't have many Thanksgiving decorations so that should be speedy. Oh, and of course knitting. My husband is still away so that gives me a little extra time to get things done.
Look a few mustard colored leaves! Maybe it is Autumn here after all.
Enjoy your weekend.