Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The prize at the end of the sweater

I promised myself that when I was finished with the sweater that I would buy the Deephaven Cowl pattern I so coveted on Ravelry. With the sweater all sewn up, the ends woven in, I purchased the pattern.  Then came the scavenging for anything worsted in my stash.  My only option was about 3/4 of a skein of Cascade 220 in blue:
Knitted on size 7 circs, I have learned how to knit cables without a cable needle.  It's actually very easy once you learn the concept. I watched a video on youtube; the one with lots of 'splaining that was unnecessary because I can actually visualize something without a tedious play-by-play.

 The look of the cowl is good. I like the cables.  I don't like the curling. It's probably going to take quite a bit of blocking to train that out of the cowl.  Since the pattern calls for something like 500 yards, this is more like a close-fitting cowl than it's original concept.  No matter, I will give it away.  I also think that dark yarns detract from the definition of the pattern.

While knitting up the last of the yarn today, I was watching the Firefly DVD set that my honey gifted me for Christmas.  We cancelled our Netflix and I've been missing my streaming Firefly.. That's River looking at what her brain says is a twig, but in real life is a gun.  

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