Today’s project is the second and final installation in my short bout of knitting. This is Spidey’s Spiral Cowl by Abi Gregorio of SpiderWomanKnits.
I discovered this pattern after seeing the amazing sample my coworker Jenny made for the shop. She’s a really accomplished knitter and her sample was beautiful. I was completely enamored with it and bought the pattern. It didn’t hurt that I still have a huge stash of yarn from Yates Farm in Windsor, Vermont from over a decade ago when I first fell in love with knitting. I culled a lot of things from my yarn stash recently, but all the Yates Farm yarn survived the purge. And luckily, I had some of my favorite chunky yarn in a beautiful cream color.
It took me a little while to get the pattern down, and I contemplated my preferred working method of ignoring my mistakes, but this knits up so quickly that I decided to rip out my mistakes a few times until I really got it down. Because this was so fast to knit, it was a very pleasant experience.
And the final product? Good. Not the most awesome thing ever, but good and warm. I think this, like the hat I wrote about a little while ago is good, but just a bit off. This yarn is so thick that the cowl could probably stand up on its own, which means it takes a little bit of finagling to get it just right. I’ve worn it several times and it’s really warm and cozy, which is a necessity in New England in the winter, but it does take a little work to get it looking right. I definitely recommend the pattern, however. It’s quick, fun, and not too hard, but is challenging enough to keep your interest.
And now? Back to sewing!
- Christmas! Merry Christmas, everyone! I’m thankful that God cared about us enough to be born as a baby so we could have a relationship with Him. Sounds crazy, but what miracle doesn’t?
- Filson. A friend told me about this site. Now, I don’t have the budget to actually shop here, but shopping for inspiration is free, and this is a really inspiring site if you like to sew menswear or if you favor a rugged style in womenswear. There are a lot of interesting details and materials that go into these garments.
- Zipper Ease. This was one of my recent buys from Wawak Sewing and it saved a beloved jacket of my husband’s whose heavy-duty zipper had stopped zipping smoothly.
- Hand and Foot. I think this is my all-time favorite card game, and probably the only one that I can remember the rules to! You play with four people (two sets of partners) and four standard decks of cards through four different rounds to see which team can get the most points. I looked for a good link to the rules, but they were all different from the rules I learned, so I guess you have to account for regional differences and house rules.