It's been a rollercoaster around here the past few months - I worked fulltime for a while - had my gallbladder removed - the house went to auction - we thought we'd sold it and were excitedly planning on doing something completely different - but then it fell through so we were plunged back into this holding pattern - our car blew up (a 2004 bmw shouldn't have to have a completely new engine but it did) - and I had fiftyfifty club parcels to pack and mail - and then suddenly it was all over and school holidays were upon us.
It was all quite exciting for a while, but now has gone back to a nice chilled autumn school holiday break.
I have made a great deal of progress on the Irish Coffee - it seems to be morphing somewhat into a winter cape instead of a fitted tunic - but I hate posting wip pictures.
Instead, let me show you a finished item - Sugar and Cream Cowl by the lovely Never Not Knitting.
I knit this in a new to me yarn, the most divine Debbie Bliss Andes. I know, a single - pilly. I know, alpace, sheddy. I know, silk - smelly. But I don't care, the softness of this is indescribable. I am never taking it off.
Sugar and Cream Cowl by Alana Dakos at Never Not Knitting - rav download
Andes by Debbie Bliss - 2.1 skeins in silver.
Oh my god this yarn.
3.25mm circular and a cable needle
I cast on 2 less repeats than the pattern called for because I wanted it to be less slouchy and closer to the neck. Everything else, same same.
I was disappointed I had to dip into the 3rd skein at the final ribbing, I should have cast on the right number of stitches I think it would have been an even three skeins then.
Maybe some mitts with the rest.