Tuesday, October 26, 2010

My knitting has a mind of its own

So I wanted to make a thick scarf. And I got a skein of Malabrigo Chunky, thinking that I'll get a scarf out of it. I then picked the pattern I want to use, which was the One-row handspun scarf by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. Cast on my stitches, all 30 of them and started knitting. And I knitted happily along for a while, until I noticed that my ball of yarn was shrinking at an alarming rate. At which point I realized that I would definitely not have enough yarn to make a scarf. Oh pah. What to do? As I may have mentioned before, I absolutely loathe frogging, so I had to think of something else. So I wrapped it around my neck and came to the conclusion that it was just the perfect length to make a cowl. And here you have it, my new, warm and cozy cowl. Yay! :D

Oh, in case you were wondering, yes, my hair really is very much a bright pink at the moment. ;)


  1. Looks very cozy! And I like the hair.

  2. I have a love-hate with cowls, but the Malabrigo looks sooooo soft!

  3. Dorothy - It *is* very cozy, and I like the hair too. Eventho it went a wee bit too neon-y when I re-dyed it. But it's fun, and I can use a bit of fun in my life right now.

    Amybel - I've never had a cowl before, but for kids they're very practical I prefer a long, thick scarf for myself. :)

  4. Tukka <3

    (aijoo, kauluri kans)

  5. Nunt my dear, olet harvinaisen oikeassa, tukka on ♥. :D Ja on se kaulurikin ihan ok.