Tuesday, February 03, 2009

one last thing

Just a wee cowl before I head off on vacation...well ok, a wee chunky cowl:

I used up the last of my Mirasol Sulka for this cowl, probably about 2.5 skeins worth... maybe not even that much.

Really not much to say here...I think I cast on 62 stitches on 6.5mm needles, joined and knit in the round in a 1x1 rib for about 12 inches. I like the sort of stiff (yet soft) turtle-neckish collar look of it, but am thinking I may tear it out anyway in favour of either a looser cowl or knit lit Kate's oh so fabulous Anthropologie inspired scarflette:

I really love it and I think the Sulka will be a perfect fit for that particular pattern. It definitely needs to be whipped up into something at least a bit drapier.

I'm trying whole-heartedly not to over-pack knitting projects for this trip, yet am still hoping to at least have a couple of things completed when all is said and done. My six hour drive both to and from San Diego to Las Vegas should probably take care of the bulk of that (it'll be nice to be a passenger for once!). Unfortunately so far the weather forecast is looking like rain, rain and more rain.

I'm hoping to apply my 2009 mantra "I'd rather light a candle than curse the darkness" to life's pettier trials too, like the weather.

See you all in a couple of weeks!


Sarah said...

Have a lovely break and hope you get tons of knitting done. Car journeys are so much more bearable now I'm a knitter :o)

Lolly said...

Have a wonderful trip! it sounds like so much fun. and i think your cowl is cute! :)

Julia said...

Love the simple cowl - but love the scarflette too! Just buy more yarn!

I think rain in California still trumps the windchill in Ottawa, n'est pas? Have a great time!

e said...

Super cute!!
Have fun on your vacation!!