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I've been thoroughly enjoying knitting this cowl in scrappy yarns.  However, I'm running out of all three colors so I'll be diving into scrap stash and see what I can unearth to finish off the cowl. 




The above knitting project is the THIRD cast on attempt and right before bed on Monday night I thought 'this is it!  this is finally to my liking'.  Yesterday during my photo shoot of my projects for the this post my thoughts went to 'good gracious this is awful'. 

I have dropped down two needles sizes and still dislike how loopy everything looks.  I believe this lace weight yarn has lots of sizing in it and makes the wool stiff.  I've knit with this before and vaguely remember thinking this.  Anyways... 

I'm ripping the shawl out today and finding some other worthy lace weight wool in my stash to make this project.



I'm enjoying A Gentleman in Moscow immensely.  The writing is lyrical and I find the Count delightful.  I can see what the fuss is about when people say this is their favorite novel.  On my Kindle, I'm reading Jellicoe Road which is a YA novel.  The teen angst is abundant and I finally think I know what is going on after many initial chapters in a haze of confusion. 

What are you working on this week?

Joining Ginny

Comments

  1. That is such a beautiful cowl. I'm curious to see what the next color will be. I'm working on socks and will start a new book today!!

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  2. That soft blue yarn looks SO SO Soft and squishy.

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  3. Your cowl does look wonderful and will certainly keep you warm in winter. That Banana Leaf shawl is lovely and I hope you find the perfect yarn in your stash!

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  4. Your three-color cowl is coming along beautifully. I love doing scrappy yarn knits.
    I have never knit with lace-weights. I feel like it would take forever!
    I recently finished reading Gentleman and Moscow, and I'll be blogging about it soon. Suffice it to sat that I did not love it.

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  5. I hate when I go to all the trouble to cast on a project a few times and then realize that the yarn is just not doing what I want it to. I like your scrappy cowl. I hope you find some suitable yarn to finish it with.

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  6. I love that scrappy cowl and am looking forward to seeing it finished in all its glory. Shame about the cast on, as the colour of the yarn is stunning. I am working on another shawl.

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  7. I love your use of purple and gold. Lace and lace weight can be so fiddly to me. I hope you find a good partner for that pattern. ! Im not reading except for blogs. Im knitting my log cabin shawl. When I get a minute. Again this morning, I was at a doctor appointment with NO Waiting. I have to mention the book to Zach and AL.

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  8. I hope you find something you really like to finish the cowl. Glad you are enjoying your book. I'm ready for a new book to read.

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  9. Your scrappy cowl is comin along great; I hope you'll find something to finish it up. I have done some knitting this week that I need show y'all on the blog and I'm doing a bit of cross stitch but I messed up at the tea shop :O( so now I'm taking stitches out.

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  10. Your cowl looks great so far and it is such a great way to use up the yarn scraps! This week I am working on my second dishcloth and reading A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult. Have a great week!

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  11. I love love love the shawl! And such a bummer about the lace. But the shawl you want to make with it is beautiful! I hope you find some wonderful lace weight yarn.

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  12. Looks like a fun cowl! Our book club is reading that same book this month! Have a great Fourth.

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  13. I love the colors and the cowl. Knitting from stash scraps is so satisfying. I hope you find the perfect combination of yarn and shawl pattern soon. Trust your instincts - if a project doesn't feel right it isn't. I would hate to count the many attempts at powering through for too long. Happy 4th of July.

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  14. At the moment I'm not really getting anything finished. I need to re-focus and get back to crocheting an amigurumi character and knitting a cardigan. Reading, I need to finish my current book and start the book club next read for July, Cx

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  15. fun cowl! been meaning to read the Moscow book! Love your makes! :)

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