Just a buttoned cowl, inspired by the Purl Bee’s Mistake Rib Scarf and made within hours as the yarn is so thick. A lovely Tuesday to all of you!
We don’t do Halloween in Germany. “We” means everyone older than 30, I guess … Julius loves it though and luckily he is invited to a friend’s house tonight, including marshmallows, trick or treat, and sleepover. We have to go … Continue reading
Last week Jessica hosted a workshop on How to Knit a Cowl at DaWanda in Berlin. She generously sponsored 20 participants with her beautiful Ku’damm yarn – a 70% merino, 30% alpaca blend – in various colors with matching circular knitting needles. What a treat!
Jessica had asked me to join and encourage “knitting rookies” and that’s what I did. It turned out to be advantageous that there were two of us … for though it said in the invitation that knowledge of cast-on, knit and purl was a prerequisite to sign up, quite a few ladies showed up with less.
So we would walk around tables, explain and show cast-on methods, unravel failures, demonstrate how to purl, encourage those who needed it, and admire all progress – no matter how fast or slow.
I really enjoyed meeting other knitters, talking to them and spending time together. Thank you Jessica and DaWanda for organizing the event, good luck to all new knitters, and all the best to the attending mom-to-be – may the cowl be ready before your baby is born 🙂
A third cowl. Yep. This was a “cowly Christmas” – at least in my house. And guess what! The presentees were perfectly happy.
J is modelling again (in his toy story pyjamas … please ignore that :)). I like to add that the beautiful “90% llama 10% glamour” yarn is pure fun to work with and available at Jessica’s little online store. I used less than two balls for Teresa’s cowl.
Feels like I didn’t blog in weeks (which is probably true). Instead, I have been knitting like crazy to get ready for Christmas. And – despite force of habit – about every other time I would even forget to take pictures before wrapping and making knitted things a present.
Well, here’s a cowl though, that I knitted for Anouk (9). It’s another “Before & After” with J modelling:
Sunday night I really wanted to knit a cowl (infinity scarf, loop, whatever you may want to call it. By the way: is there a difference?).
The yarn was there – 2 balls of Lana Grossa’s “Mille II” in dark blue (thank you YarnCamp) – and the presentee-to-be, but no pattern. Fortunately, Jessica posted a link to the perfect pattern on her blog one year ago.