Update on new projects while we wait for a yarn delivery …

… of course I started some new projects. I’ve wanted to try the Noble Cowl pattern for a long time. Since we’re planning a trip in the Fall to a very cold place, I decided to knit a cowl to match a hat I plan to take. I figure a cowl will take up less space in my pack and still be about as warm.

knitting a Noble Cowl in Fiesta Ballet

I am knitting this with Fiesta yarn in Ballet in a lovely snowy white color. I’m not sure if my cowl will be as large as those on Ravelry, but we’ll see. As it’s knitting up, I know I’ll have the room I need to pull it over my head and let it scrunch and bunch. When I do it again (because I’ve lots of this yarn left over from my Palindrome scarf), I may add a repeat or two. We’ll see.

Also, I had some Handmaiden Sea Silk in a color whose name I cannot remember (coral pink and yellow) and I ripped it out of the scarf I was knitting it into (the pattern wasn’t working for me this time) and found the Falling Water pattern to be a much better fit.

Falling Water pattern with Handmaiden Sea Silk yarn

Yes, I think this will work much better. Plus, it’s an easy pattern and I can take it places with me without having to refer to the chart. Lovely.

Then, because I don’t have enough projects already on the needles, I cast on this yarn (ball band long gone, no idea) for some socks.

the start of toe-up socks

These are going to be lovely and warm. I think I’ll try the Nanner Socks pattern from Wendy Johnson. She’s so generous … this is a free pattern on her website.

I will post an update when the Zen Yarn Garden yarn arrives and I can wrap up the Traveling Woman shawl.

In the interest of keeping me accountable … what else is already on my needles?

  • A hat (for me) in a plum-y and soft Zen Yarn Garden and a cabled pattern
  • A hat (for Mr. Man) in grey Debbie Bliss and my own cabled pattern
  • Some socks (for me) in creamy white Queensland Bebe Cotsoy

… and well a couple of others – sweater starts – that I’m not sure will work out.

Why yes, I like to have many projects available. Thanks for asking!

When’s the next fourteener? With luck, next weekend we’ll be climbing Mt. Shavano and Tabegauche. I’ll post more details when we have ’em.

Emily is just happy there’s room on her daddy’s desk because mama’s desk is covered with knitting projects!

Emily sleeps on her dad's desk instead

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A mother, sister, wife, and daughter who writes, knits, hikes, and practices yoga on the west coast. Loves a zippy chardonnay or a tart margarita!

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  1. […] So, last year, I made a lovely Palindrome scarf and a matching hat from the Fiesta Ballet in snowy white. I changed the hat pattern in Ravelry to reversed the brim with the cabled hat. So, I had a lovely hat and matching scarf. I wanted, however, a cowl for those times when I didn’t want to wrap and wrap myself in a scarf. So, I started the Noble Cowl. […]

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