it's like a blanket for your neck

I love cowls.  I love anything that wraps around my neck and makes me feel cozy and snuggly and like I'm in bed with the covers pulled up to my chin...but unlike my duvet, I can wear this out in public.

I'd never attempted colorwork before, so this was a fun way to get my feet wet.  The colors make me think of a Pendleton blanket...which makes me think about designing my own colorwork for the next try...


hat weather?

Sometimes life gets in the way of blogging.  
But never crafting.  I have to make things every day, if I don't my hands get itchy and I feel like a jerk.  Most of the time it barely occurs to me to blog about it, because it's just what I do every day, just like making the bed.  But I need to be better about telling people about it...

so anyway I've been knitting a LOT.  Ravelry is my new best friend.  I have something crazy like 70 patterns that I've favorited and I've barely scratched the surface of what's available.  Meanwhile, it's been over 100 degrees for much of the last couple weeks...not really knitting weather.  But I cannot stop...

here's a hat I made, from the Botanic Hat pattern by Steven West.

  (like the nerdy glasses?  I'm trying them out.)

it's lovely, and it actually fits my huge melon.  But I'm not sure I'll wear it in this color....so I'll probably make another one.  Josh likes it and wants one in "manly colors" (like grey and dark grey).

it only took a couple days, so I have a feeling I'll make a few of them.  Now if only I lived someplace where I could wear such a thing.