Convertible "It" Cowl
The cowl from the runways, you can now knit in a weekend! Not to mention how cozy and warm it is! A great number to knit up a few for Christmas stockings!This can also pop onto the head for a hood-like appearance. Click on either photo to download.
I thought I would post my fav pumpkin patterns for some last minute decorating. Click on the pic for links. Happy Halloween!!!
Just came across this photo from Elle.com. Knit is always big for Fall/Winter, but I think it is especially this year. During my recent trip to the Rockies, my friend and I hit the shops. Viv introduced me to these boots that have an attached knitted sock that is the "leg" of the boot.
While we are on the topic of boots and totally unrelated to knitting, in another shop called, aptly, Gingerella, I saw the most fantastic pair of shiny, black, high boots that I fell for. Those who know me, know I love shoes as much as wool. That, of course, extends to boots. Now, I already have some shiny, black (what I call my Catwoman) boots, so romancing these Gingerella French Mode boots would be indulgent (my trip to the Rockies already was), so I showed restraint. But now I just keep thinking about them. Nuts, huh? And now I can't even find them online!
Sorry - I have been away and no time to blog. I visited my oldest dearest friend, Viv, in Calgary and got the surprise of my life, when we drove out to where her hubby was working in Canmore. If you want to read more about it and see more pics, you can visit my other blog, Rooms Bloom. Needless to say, it was awe-inspiring and tremendously beautiful.
I am so sad that you are gone, but know you will not be suffering any more. When we met for you to do the photography of my book, I knew I had met a kindred spirit and stellar individual. I knew we would continue to be friends after the work. I can't tell you enough how I enjoyed "working" with you (if you can all it that - I had so much fun!) and getting to know you and your world.
You have such a great sense of humour and like myself, wear it all on your sleeve. Up front and open, you are the best kind of friend to have.
I will miss you, but treasure the things you taught me.
Hey! I have been featured on Etsy on "Back at the Lodge"! Yay!
So of course, I have to offer it as a pattern too. I am now adding it to the site and then to Ravelry. I love this pattern. It is from my book "Twelve Months of Knitting".
I guess I should really add the bag too. Maybe after the weekend.
Hope you all enjoyed your turkey, Canada! I'm still feeling full! There's nothing like the colours we see at this time of year. I took my knitting up north and perhaps, got a few rows in on the drive up. Between cooking, eating, stacking wood, bringing the boat in for the winter and movie watching (with one eye closed), I couldn't get up the energy to knit! Back at it today!
Love all three sweaters, especially the last one! It's raining and cold today. A good day to knit! And make soap! I am making a 9 Bean soup. I bought a giant container of 9 dried beans from Costco. The recipe on the side of it is delicious! My whole family loves it. Crusty bread and a fire going...Mmmm!
If you think of the cliffs of Inishmore (Inis Mor), the largest island of the Arans on the west coast of Ireland, off Galway Bay, you can imagine the striations of rock on the cliffs. What better inspiration than an Aran Isle for my new cowl. I made the cabled neck warmer in Marks & Kattens Eco Ull so you can see the lovely hues of the natural wool.
It is quick to knit (as cables go). As I was knitting it, I thought I could double the recipe (stitches) and make the long cowl, this fall's fashion trend, or keep knitting and double the length for a skirt, kind of resembling Stella McCartney's romper from my last post.
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