My first attempt at designing so I thought I would stick to something simple like this cowl. I've been trying for a couple of weeks not to get a decent photo and these are the best I could do. The question is should I write the pattern for this on my blog? (it would be free of course) I'm not sure that anyone would be interested. The cowl has a nice drape and I made the top a little narrower than the bottom by changing the needle size. The yarn was Lima by Rowan which was delightful to knit with, 84% Alpaca, 8% Merino and 8% nylon, and is described as a worsted weight. I used 3 skeins of yarn and had some left over in each color, though I think this would make a fine looking cowl in a single color as well.
Huntington Library was quite warm today with temps in the 80's I tried to find cool places along the path and stopped to rest in the shade when possible. The air was clean and so many plants benefited from our recent rain, they just couldn't wait to show me all their glory.
I loved these Red flowers against the blue sky.
The blast of Spring flowers in all their soooo vibrant in the brilliant sun.
Chondropetalum tectorum S. Africa
These flowers were startling - yes these are the actual colors, the leaves looked like chocolate the the flowers looked as if they were made of candy. I even noted the name to share with you. I will be posting a few more photos in the next day or two of a couple of fingerless mitts that I am knitting (didn't realize it would get so warm so soon). I'm giving a set to my hair stylist Kim this week along with a slouchy beret. Also more flower photos from my walk today.
So, so close, yarn chicken! - 19 said yes, 19 said no. Ever the optimist, I forged on. And this is how close I got: I made it! With 3 inches to spare. Just enough to sew in the end. It ...
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