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No, It’s Not Secretly Fall

Unless you live south of the equator.

Which I don’t.

I simply don’t plan well. That’s all.

I used to be a good planner. I even own a planner. Several actually. I just haven’t been able to properly apply good use of said planner(s).

I basically live in chaos, but that’s okay.
This cowl (knit in Spincycle Independence) was my New Year’s knit. At the time, my stash was light. This had been on the to-knit list since fall (whoops), so I just went for it.

Aimless knitter over here. Hand in the air! That’s me!

First: I LOVED this yarn. It was my first Spincycle test drive. Cool stuff. Thick and thin, which I like. Similar to hand spun, but not. Groovy company. It checked all my boxes. I was truly sad when I cast off. Maybe the Easter Bunny will bring me some more.

Easter Bunny? Hello, are you out there???

The design: wear long or, as I prefer, loop to wear short and snuggly. This project FLEW off my needles and was done in NO TIME at all. I found this to be immensely satisfying. It’s a solid Worsted weight, so this thing’s no joke. It would get you through a blizzard.

Or gale force winds.

Just saying.As for the colors, well…clearly they are screaming FALL!  This is classic me given the fact we are in the dead of winter (SNOW visible out all my windows), although spring is creeping in (daffodils also abundant).

Apparently I am living in a state of Seasonal Confusion. Yes, you can check the Handbook of Psychological Disorders for the details on that one. It’s a Real Thing.

I totally made that up. It’s not a real thing. At least, I don’t think so.

I am going to be patient and wait until the Actual North American Fall season to release this pattern. What do you think? 

Hey, before I forget, did you know Craftsy is having a BIG SALE this weekend (Friday-Sunday)??? 50% off knitting kits and supplies. You’re welcome. Wink.

Sneak Peak: Softest Cowl Ever Knit

Good morning from knitting nirvana. It’s all blissful wool fumes and roses over here (okay, tulips and irises…but roses soon enough!). My cowl is off the needles and blocked. Now all it needs is a fitting name for this super duper soft pattern and a proper photo shoot with my super hot knitwear model and beyond talented artist girlfriend @annasofie.  Details.

Super soft cowl knit with Woolfolk Sno with a simple, easy to follow pattern.

I can’t say enough good things about the Woolfolk Sno yarn I used, although I feel pretty confident this pattern will ultimately suit any fingering weight yarn. I have a wee ball leftover that I aspire to use for a knitted Easter bunny for Reed. I have my eye on this little guy. His name is Spearmint. (Awwww…) Easter is coming up quick, so I guess I better get on that!

Super soft cowl knit with Woolfolk Sno with a simple, easy to follow pattern.

This pattern combines a couple of different stitch patterns. It’s a metamorphosis of sorts. Kind of like spring. Rain turns to sun. Leaves bloom. Flowers blossom. Stagnation and sameness never work, especially in knitting (although I do love stockinette).

Super soft cowl knit with Woolfolk Sno with a simple, easy to follow pattern.

I hope to release this pattern soon, so stay tuned. I will be offering a special discount to subscribers (as well as a free gift!). If you aren’t already a subscriber, now is a good time to sign up. Check the upper right hand corner of the side bar for the right spot. All you have to do is enter your email. I promise to never share your email, and I won’t clutter your inbox. In addition to receiving regular blog posts in your inbox, I have lots of plans for free and discounted patterns to offer subscribers…plus some knitting resources I am developing. Progress is slow, but steady.

Dream big. Knit big. Cast on ever and always.

That’s my (new) motto.

Super soft cowl knit with Woolfolk Sno with a simple, easy to follow pattern.

Off I go to sniff more wool fumes. Don’t mind me…

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