I started the week on a high note, finishing my Zuzu’s Petals cowl on Sunday. It was a fast knit, but not quite simple enough for lunchtime knitting. I could definitely see myself making another one. It seemed a little small at first, but then, through the magic of blocking, it became the perfect size, and quite magnificent!
I love the lace, the points, the colors. I love how easy it is to wear, giving you the look of a shawl with the ease of a cowl. This was the perfect way to use this special skein, a souvenir yarn from our first college visit with the girl.
Pattern is Zuzu’s Petals. Yarn is Ella Rae Lace Merino DK, in color 206. I used about 3/4 of the skein, and that was adding two rows at the end too. I’m not sure I’d make it any bigger.
Something else fun: when I finished this project, I officially had zero WIPs! It was the craziest feeling. It was satisfaction in a job well-done, plus the exhilaration of knowing I could cast on for whatever I wanted with no guilt. I don’t know if I’ll ever experience it again, and it didn’t last long: I cast on a new sock Sunday night, so I’d have it ready for Monday lunchtime knitting.
Have you ever finished all your WIPs at one time?
Mine was so short-lived that now I wonder if it really happened. 😉
What a gorgeous cowl! The colors are really vibrant. I haven’t been wip-free for about two years. I come close sometimes though. 😀
Thank you! This is my first time WIP free since I started knitting four years ago. Probably won’t happen again any time soon!
Such a pretty project! I’ve never had NOTHING on the needles… that would be a weird feeling indeed!
It was!! That’s why I had to start something new ASAP!
Very pretty! Zero wips? How does one do this?
Um, keep knitting on the projects you’re tired of, I think? It’s pretty hard.
Ahaha my WIPs are in double figures and probably will be for a while yet! I loooove this cowl. The shape, the colours, the texture – just perfect!
Thank you! I do think it’s wonderfully designed, perfect for showing off pretty yarn. And I would not be surprised if my WIPs get that way with the holidays coming up!