Bulky Cowl Knit-Along

Ugh with this day already! It’s 8:40 a.m. and here’s my morning so far: I get up with a stiff neck, make sure kids are awake, warm heating pad. Daughter texts: big project due today not done despite staying up most of the night because she had honor band commitments all weekend, what does she do?? I talk her off the ledge and ask husband to drive her to school so she can get there a few minutes early. I think it’s trash day so I ask son to take dumpsters to curb. He grunts and moans and stomps about. I realize it’s NOT really trash day. Apologize to son. I give son a hug goodbye and somehow manage to knock his glasses off and scratch his eye with my fingernails. He grunts and moans but is relatively receptive to my apologies. Daughter is ready to go, husband is on conference call and needs to check something on computer. I put on shoes and drive daughter to school in my pajamas. The only reason I don’t stop for donuts on the way home is BECAUSE I’m in my pajamas. But finally I was able to have tea, breakfast, and Tylenol, and now I’m catching my breath and enjoying my time with you.

Whew. I already feel better and ready to move on. Shall we? I have something fun to share: I’ve been chatting with Jenna at HardKnitLife and we’ve decided to do a mini Knit-Along! I have a special skein of super bulky yarn, and she has a skein of Malabrigo Rasta (yes, that’s pretty special too) and we’ve decided we’re going to do a cowl knit-along! The (free) pattern we’ve chosen is called Marshmallow Fluff by Sarah Kraly, and it’s wonderfully simple and wonderfully cozy. It should be a fast instant gratification project! Do you want to play along with us?

A fun fact I just discovered this morning: the pattern was written by someone from one of my LYSs, The Studio Knitting and Needlepoint! It may not be terribly cold around here right now, but Jenna and I are midwest girls and know that we could easily get another blast of winter before spring is here to stay. This will absolutely be for me to wear. Look at this gorgeous yarn, all wound and ready to go: IMG_5289This is Well Hello Big Boy by Vice Yarns. I’ll be using the recommended size 19 needles and will cast on tomorrow (Wednesday). It is knit flat and seamed, so skills needed are provisional cast on and either 3-needle bind off or Kitchener stitch to graft the ends together.

Check out my progress here, on Instagram or Twitter (where I’m also bonnyknits), or on Facebook (bonnyknitsforyou). We’ll be using the hashtag #MarshmallowKAL so be sure to tag your photos so we can see all the Fluffy goodness!

This is my first ever KAL so I’m trying to keep it simple and fun. I’d love to hear from any of you who want to knit with us!

7 thoughts on “Bulky Cowl Knit-Along

  1. I printed the pattern, need to learn the provisional cast on, but looks like a fun knit. So yes I may be joining you in knitting it, are you doing it on Ravelry too? I’m not on any of the other social sites that you are.

    • I can! Do I just create a group for it? This will be a good learning exercise for me too! Provisional is easy if you’ve done any crochet, you just make a chain and then pick up stitches in the chain.

      • I have no idea, just leave us a link where you create it please, (I’ve been away from ravelry for a while and haven’t figured out how everything works there either 🙂 I do crochet, so your explanation of the provisional actually makes sense to me (and saved me googling it) Now to find/choose some yarn.

  2. Sounds like an eventful morning! Great choice of pattern and yarn for the KAL, that’s going to look lovely. I am very tempted to sign up, but I should probably finish one of my many WIP’s first… I look forward to seeing your finished cowl 🙂

  3. Pretty sure pajamas would not have separated me from the donut shop on a morning like that!
    I’m thinking I’ll cast on with my Cascade Magnum tomorrow.

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