Knitting Madness

I blame the snow.  I am suddenly consumed by a desire to knit, and I am not sure where it comes from!  But after seeing this cowl, I knew it had to be made.  I just finished it last week - it is the biggest thing I have ever knit, taking 3 skeins of wool.  It is the neatest stitch, although it shows all of my glaring mistakes and dropped stitches.  But it is so snuggly I just love it.  It would make an amazing blanket!
It puts my last cowl attempt to shame.  This grey one below was my first attempt at a cowl and I kind of made it up as I went along.  I didn't knit it on circular needles so it has a big seam, and it isn't short enough to be snug, or long enough to wrap around twice.  But it isn't bad to just throw on around the house when I need a little extra something!
And yesterday I had my friend Katie's baby shower (so excited Katie!!) and decided at 8 pm the night before that I needed to make her little guy a hat.  This resulting hat below was a pretty quick knit, especially after the more complicated herringbone.  It was my first attempt at knitting shapes - a star in this case - and doing French knots.  I think it turned out well for a few hours work!  I hope it keeps your special guy snuggly Katie. :)
I am now in the middle of yet another cowl - can one ever have too many?  Don't answer that Chris... I am trying to replicate the chunky cowls they had at the Gap this season, but in black.  We shall see how it goes!  Anyone else out there knitting obsessed?

9 comments:

  1. wow...how beautiful!...reminds me of herringbone (hope thats the word!)...baby hat is really sweet too...

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  2. Ooh, I've had my eye on that cowl pattern too. Isn't it fab? Love yours! Happy Knitting!

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  3. Ooo...I LOVE the herringbone stitch. Can you teach me!?!? I've been looking for the perfect cowl neck scarf and I believe this might be it. XO

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  4. You are crazy!!! But I love it!

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  5. fo realz? You made all of that? Shut the front freaky door! You are my new hero! AMAZING! xo

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  6. Nice one. You should try sewing your own garments next. ;)

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  7. I love my hat, you did a great job, thanks Lisa!!!

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  8. What type of yarn did you use? It looks amazing and the great part about it is that no one will notice the dropped stitches but you!

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