Wednesday, March 30, 2016

A New Cowl


I've had this skein floating around in my stash since at least 2012, and I can't describe how good it feels to be knitting it up. I pulled it out the last time I reorganized my stash to let some ideas percolate out in the open. I feel like it's been ages since I've worked on a new design, and while the break was really good for me, it feels amazing to be doing design work again.

As usual, I was heavily influenced by the colors in this skein, and every time I looked at it it reminded me of The Tempest. I've been obsessed with that play since middle school, so I was really excited to dive into what I associate with that play and how to represent it visually, and I've been having a lot of fun so far. 

This is going to be a long cowl with a couple of lace patterns interspersed with garter stitch, and I'm completely charmed by it so far. I'm juggling a lot of WIPs right now, but this has been so enjoyable to knit so far that it's practically flying off the needles!

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9 comments:

  1. What a beautiful cowl. I just love the colors in that yarn!

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  2. what a lovely cowl and yarn! hope you have a nice rest of the week :)

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  3. pretty skein and a lovely pattern, you would not believe how long some skeins have been in my stash :)

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  4. Ooo what a gorgeous colourway. Love the cowl too - looks like a pattern/yarn match made in heaven!

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  5. I love that yarn colour, it dos look perfect for your cowl! And long cowls are the best, so squishy. Excited to see the pattern when you get it finished!

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  6. Wow, it's looking seriously gorgeous so far. Beautiful dramatic colorway!

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  7. Beautiful cowl, it matches really well with the yarn!

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