There has been knitting again! I got a full night’s sleep Friday night which felt amazing and restored a lot of energy, both physical & mental/emotional. Long-term sleep deprivation is not fun, and I’m really glad Duncan is almost to the point of being left alone at night without the cone. Anyway, I spent some time hanging with Dunkie yesterday and finished a cowl I haven’t even shown you before.
You know my goal is to work down my stash, so lately I’ve just been poking around and pulling out skeins that call my name, then finding a project for them. This is a skein of Malabrigo Worsted, one of my favorite Malabrigo yarns, in the color Whales Road. (Which I also have in Mecha and the colors look SO different which is weird.) I poked around in Ravelry and settled on the Peyto Lake Cowl, since the water theme kind of went with the blue/purple colors of the yarn. The wavy lace gets a little lost in the color variegations but I don’t mind.
I’m just loving knitting worsted weight cowls again, after so long knitting with fingering weight. I’ve got another one on my needles, but it’s a totally mindless all-stockinette cowl with rolled edges and everything, so I save that for when I don’t want to use any brain cells at all. This yarn is Dark Side of the Moon by Alexandra’s Crafts, in the color Purple Rain. And it’s a merino/SILK blend, yay!
I’ve got a two days left in my three-day weekend, so I anticipate more knitting in my future. Let’s see if I can motivate myself to work on my Purple Faded Boxy, or if I’ll cast on for another worsted weight cowl. I do have the yarn already picked out and the pattern purchased!
Your Peyto Lake Cowl looks great – beautiful job!
Long weekends were made for knitting, lucky you!
I do love a worsted weight cowl. They are so cozy and fast.
The colorway is amazing!
I know! It’s not really even very purple and I still love it!
I love that cowl! I think the wavy lace is a perfect combination for the colors, and they work nicely together.
I like your idea of working from stash by picking the yarn first. I’ve been picking the pattern first, and it doesn’t always end with me finding a yarn to match the pattern.
I’ve tried to do it that way too and it rarely works out. I guess I just have to be inspired by the yarn first!
My problem usually ends up being the pattern calling for more yarn than the skein I find has. I suspect starting with the yarn would help a LOT with that problem.