me projects

It was such a gorgeous day to get out and go for a long walk yesterday along the seawall in West Vancouver. It’s the kind of day that makes me love walking, love this city and love the sunshine (with a little bit of fog mixed in).

I’m caught up on projects for Room6 right now, and the summer market season is a good 5-6 months away (tons of time!!!) so I’m making fun stuff… for me 🙂

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I finished a cowl made from Malabrigo Rasta, a super bulky merino wool yarn purchased from All Wound Up in Edmonds, WA. One skein to make the Rainbow Twist Cowl, a free pattern on Ravelry. It was so quick to make… almost too quick! I’ve always been a process knitter and this cowl is easily done in an evening. So yeah, I may have ripped it all out just to knit it again 😉

Very soft, very chunky and warm and very wonderful!

Ravelry Link.

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Cowl numero 2, using my Deep Cove Cowl recipe. I’m making it smaller, cast on 128 stitches instead of 144. The yarn is Punta Yarns Merisoft Handpaint in Cobalt from Urban Yarns in Edgemont Village. It’s lovely and soft. I don’t have anything like this in this colour, so it is essential… right?

Ravelry Link.

I love crocheting and I haven’t done much of it lately. With all the knitting I’ve been doing, my hands have been getting cramped and sore, so this is such a nice change of pace to crochet. My hands thank me. And everyone else will thank me when they get to snuggle under a new blanket.

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This is the Granny Stripe by Attic24. I made one of these in 2010 for my girls’ apartment when they were in university. It’s now living in Toronto with my oldest daughter, keeping her warm through the Ontario winter. I always meant to make one for me and it’s taken about 6 years to get to it. My time has come! The yarn is Stylecraft Special DK that I bought a few years ago, the Lucy Pack, from Deramores in the UK.

My modifications simple. I’m making this a 1-row stripe rather than 2-row stripes called for in the pattern. I love the colourful striping the 1-row pattern does. I’m going to have a heck of a lot of ends to weave in though. I’ll worry about that another day.

Ravelry Link.

So that’s what’s been going on around here. Lots of fun projects. Lots of walking outside when the rains let up.

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I hope your week includes some fun projects too!

🙂

5 thoughts on “me projects

  1. This is such a cute shot of you Kate!!! I never used to knit or wear cowls but they have become a favorite accessory, thanks for the links and inspiration 🙂

    1. thank you, claudia! I’m mostly a cowl wearer now and it’s nice not worrying about it slipping off or getting tangled in my purse strap (am I the only one that happens to?) 😉

  2. You are so lovely! I always enjoy seeing pics of you. 🙂
    All your knits look squishy and cozy- brilliant.
    I too have been thinking about doing a bit of crochet as a sidekick to my knitting. Yes, everyone is going to thank you once they are able to cuddle under that beautiful blanket!

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