Saturday, 22 January 2011

Wool etc

I've done plenty of crochet lately, and to be fair, a fair amount of knitting too. Not one to rest on my laurels (I am in love with that little teddy bear I made, still can't believe I did it!), I decided to get onto another project. And to be completely honest with you, it kind of happened by itself.

The yarn? You might remember it from last November. I bought it from Woolfish at the Glasgow Country Living Christmas fair. It's so so yummy, so so soft, and I just couldn't think of a good enough project for it. Something that would be simple enough to showcase how amazing it is. 70% merino, 20% alpaca and 10% silk... lushissimmo!!

And then I saw this. I fell in love with this pattern. The way the cowl just droops, but has a lot of body, the stitch. I simply fell in love. So not much was separating me from some soft warm neck action, apart from the needles. I found an internet shop that sold larger needles that could fit onto my Denise circular cords, so I'm off.

Wish me luck. I've never done any knitting on circular needles. And needles that big either for that matter. And I don't want to screw it up because the yarn is gorgeous, and it deserves better than to be frogged. Fingers crossed!


Lina said...

I had my eye on this one too as I've been looking for infinity scarf patterns for a while. But I couldn't really fathom out the herringbone pattern for the life of me from the pics. It's certainly beautiful though - any tips appreciated ;)

Josie said...

Oh that yarn is gorgeous and should be perfect for that cowl pattern you chose. Good luck :-)

Ali said...

Good luck - I adored that pattern, but got frightened off trying it when I realized how expensive a project it would turn out to be in the recommended yarn. You've got a great yarn there - can't wait to see how it turns out.

Jill said...

It really is beautiful yarn. You won't mess up, you're a great knitter :0)
Jill x

The Curious Cat said...

So pretty! And I can really imagine how that wool must feel...heavenly! xxx PS I want those knitting needles!

louisaholly said...

Good luck! That yarn is gorgeous, can't wait to see the finished item,

Happy knitting!