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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Knitting Notes

I got bored with the Pookies.    So, here's the Nennir cowl, by Lucy Hague.   I'm using Claudia's Hand Painted fingering weight yarn, in the Teal Party colorway.

I'm not going to lie, my first cast on was a disaster.   I used size three needles, somehow managed to drop a stitch in the provisional cast on, and was never able to get back on track.   I even started looking for a different fingering weight cowl pattern, but this was the one I wanted to do.

So, second time around, I moved up a needle size, and that seems to have worked much better.   It's still slow going (there are a LOT of cables), but I'm enjoying it now.

In other news, I taught my friend B to knit on New Year's Day.    Ran into her at the mall yesterday, and I've created an addict.    She even managed to figure out how to design her own mitts.   (To my shame, she caught me buying new hats, but I've never been able to make one that was warm enough for daily wear up here).    I'm just so proud :)

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