Last night I FINALLY picked up the needles again and cast on for --you guessed it: another cowl. Though in my defence, it's one I haven't knit before...
Though still from the purl bee
(image courtesy of knotty bits)
It's their lace rib cashmere cowl. I've been anxious to finally get some more "at work" knitting on the go, and cowls always seem to be an easy choice for me. Sorry, no pictures of my own to show today...my life is still pretty dishevelled, and given that I consider myself organized to an almost anal degree, this is a point that is about to send me off the deep end.
The fact that I was even able to cast on for something new last night is due ONLY to the sad reality that I've thrown my neck out (this is a recurring YOGA injury --yes, I said yoga injury...) and couldn't really leave the sofa. Having just been to my RMT a few days ago, the fact that I've thrown it out is all the more annoying (But then I am a lazy "icer", in much the same way that I find flossing a chore) so i guess it's no wonder. Believe me, as I sat there last night surveying the living room and all the shelves that need to be put up/boxes still to be unpacked/painting to get done --can I just say, thank-science there was knitting to distract me from the guilt welling within.
It also gave me pause to consider what else I'd like to cast on for in the next while. I"ve been pretty monogmaously knitting the Wallis sweater, and only Wallis, which is unusual for me. Usually I like to have three or four projects on the go. And now that fall has hit, I think a new beret is definitely in order.
I was tempted to do another Gretel beret, but truthfully don't get that much wear out of the last one I knit. But maybe that's just down to my previous colour choice. So, I haven't ruled it out, but am wondering if perhaps the "Star Crossed Slouchy beret" (free pdf download or those of you on ravelry...) would be a good substitute.
(photo from ravelry user tiffanythomas)
It's actually quite similar to Gretel, what with the cables and all. I think I'd be tempted to go a bit less slouchy on it though (pea-sized head alert...). And in addition to gearing up for two new baby arrivals in the family, as well as the BFF's daughter's birthday on the horizon, some secret gift knitting is soon to be in the works.
It seems like after languishing for so long with no real knitting purpose, I suddenly feel like a bunch of "must-dos" are being thrown my way. As always, it never rains but it pours.
I just discovered the new "following" gadget that blogger is doing (I am probably the last one up on this as always...) pretty neat, and I promise I'll get to y'all soon...
So, anyone have the new Twinkle book yet? good? bad? I just ordered mine from amazon yesterday, sight unseen. I've been trying not to buy any knitting books for myself lately, so I'm hopng it's worthwhile.