Cowl Done!

Illusion cowl knit, ends in and wet blocked to make it longer done!

It’s chilly out today so whip out those lovely cowls. I did…

I’m in love with this cowl. Rowan Aran Tweed is a bit scratchy so that’s another good reason to wet block with some soak. It’perfect now! Ready for the cold now!

Cowl Weather is Coming!

Knitting cowls are my weakness! I could be in the middle of knitting something I really want to get done but if I see a cowl I want to do I often get side tracked. They feel like a quick little project that doesn’t take up much time. To me cowls (or snoods as they are often known in the UK) are much more desirable than a scarf. I hate that you have to wrap a scarf and then it unravels and then it drops on the floor… UGH! Anyways!

I came across 2 balls of Rowan Aran Tweed that mom and I got in a goody bag when we went to visit Rowan up in West Yorkshire. I looked up the yarn in Ravelry to get some ideas and came across this lovely cowl…

The Illusion Cowl

The Illusion Cowl

I loved that I could use both colours I had and it called for 2 balls of each. It was destiny! It’s even reversible!…

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I’m going to add a couple of more stripe repeats to use up more of the yarn but I’m still over half done. Now we just need some cool weather to use it! It got up to 24 degrees here in southern Ontario this week. Crazy right!

Woodstock Fleece Festival

I know this is a bit late but I wanted to share a few moments from the Woodstock Fleece and Fibre festival a few weekends ago. It’s a large show at the fair grounds with a ton of exhibits and animal demonstrations.

I was able to finish “Gale”. I think it turned out really well, even if I did misread the pattern and did the back the same as the front. If I hadn’t told you you wouldn’t even have known! Basically the purled rib pattern that goes half-way across the front was supposed to go all the way across for the back, whatever. I also made the neck shorter than the pattern said because I’m not always a fan of the turtle neck…

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Lynn looks lovely in the Remy Poncho.

Lynn looks lovely in the Remy Poncho. (See here for pattern on Ravelry.)

It’s fun at the show to try on other things you may like to knit. Of course I wanted to try Remy too…

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I like it! Not sure if I’ll do it yet though.

I also tried to pick some colours for the Lilli Pilli shawl. You can see the Ravelry page for it here. Mom did it in a nice light turquoise with white and grey stripes. I’m thinking more like…

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We’ll see!

It was a good day at the fair and if you haven’t been it’s worth going to. I even had a surprise visitor!…

My Grammie!

My Grammie!

Grammie and Pa came for a quick look around. They said the Farmer’s market beside the hall was also very good.