Figured I'd better post an F.O pic of the aforementionned giant cowl, before time slips away from me and it becomes "officially" irrelevant/verbotten.
That photo was done in haste as I was flying out the door to work one morning, but here's the specs, nonetheless:
pattern: free from Knitlit Kate, the XO UO Cowl
yarn: Cascade 220 handpaints 100% wool (about 2 skeins, maybe a bit more)
needles: US #17
First of all, I'm not that happy with my yarn choice for this. I do LOVE it, and was so completely enamoured of the colour that I couldn't not buy it. I knit with it triple stranded in order get gauge. Ironic that *I* would be concerned about gauge, isn't it? I never am where it counts it seems, yet in a knitted tube where gauge is essentially irrelevant, I go out of my way to get it. That said...two-stranded would have been the way to go with this baby, and would have made it far less stiff.
I dunno. I'm kinda thinking about frogging it.
Not sure if this was the original Urban Outfitters inspiration for this cowl or not,
but at $9.99 one does pause to wonder, why knit it?
oh right --knit therapy, right, right. got it.
My vintage shoulderette is also well underway now. It's about half done. I am so going to run out of yarn. I know it. Anyone looking at my blob of yarn would know it. I bought it at School Products in NYC. It was in a bag that said 70% cashmere, 30% nylon. That's it. nothing else. No name, no colour, and not much more than a shoulder shrug from the guy who sold it to me. It is soft like buttah. There is no more. And yet, I continue. Just in case. It's like this sickness. I can't stop knitting it even though I know it's pointless. And the UNKITTING. Sweet, merciful crap I'm doing a lot of "un-knitting" on this one. Stupid lace. What was I thinking bringing this to work as my "dumb" knitting? It's like 3 steps forward, two steps back with this thing. Someone asks me a question mid-row and it's all over.
And yet, still I persist. Actually now that I have the pattern memorized it's going a lot more smoothly. I just don't understand my bizarre compulsion to find out exactly "when" the running out of yarn will occur.
Hope everyone had a great weekend --mine was unfortunately full of high school-type drama and a hangover deep like the snow on my balcony (that's me on the right...). the snow has now even buried my patio umbrella, it is just that high.
(thanks to my neighbour Véronique for this photo...)