Hello, is this thing on? Wow! I cannot believe it has been more than a month since I've had a blog post up. Things have been crazy here. My husband and I were in a community theater production and with me starting a new job; I now work 4 mornings a week as the secretary at our church, I have found my quiet time very limited. That means all crafting, even knitting sometimes doesn't happen. I know, it scares me too.
I did manage to get a class turned in for the Harry Potter Knit and Crochet House cup in October, but just one. I knit this lovely Eleanor cowl from some Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport I got from my friend Emily's destash. It turned out blue-y purple and wonderful!
It is very difficult to photograph though. I knit this pattern once before from some handspun and at the time I knew I wanted to knit it again and I'm so glad I did. I really enjoyed it.
As you can (hopefully) see from the pictures, I did knit through the back loops on some of the knit stitches so they would stand out from the purl stitches and hold their own in the lace a little bit better.
I loved knitting this and it felt good to have a finished object in just a couple of days of knitting time. I should keep that in mind. I think this cowl will be wonderful to wear on those cold winter evenings when I actually get to sit and knit.
I hope to be back to more regular blogging, especially as the craziness of holiday knitting is coming up fast as well. Thanks for sticking with me, you're always welcome to leave a comment and let me know you're waiting for more posts. Maybe it will get me in gear.