August 24, 2011

Yarn Along - Soft As A Cloud Cowl

I am not an experienced knitter or an avid reader, but I've been wanting to participate in the yarn along hosted by small things. Typically not one for large and lengthy knitting projects, I have recently been working on a cowl. This is only my first project on circular needles, so it hasn't been a quick project so far. It's from the book More Last Minute Knitted Gifts called a soft as a cloud cowl. There were actually several pattern variations to choose from. I chose the open mock cable and spiral rib cowl.

The yarn used in the book was a beautiful cashmere yarn, but of course I wasn't going to spend a fortune on a project that I'll probably only wear a few times this fall and winter. I chose a gorgeous aqua-blue superwash merino, wisps of black intermingled with the blue. The color is called Southwest Gem. The yarn is Frolicking Feet from Done Roving Yarns.

Reading-wise, I've been filling in a mixed crossword puzzle book. Exciting, right? I'm a take-my-time kind of reader, so if I pick up a novel, I want to read something really intriguing. The last novel I read was Pride and Prejudice. Very romantic!