Congrats, turtle — thanks to the magical random-number-drawing powers of random.org, you’ve won the copy of Sweet Shawlettes.
As mentioned in the previous post, I have been on a ridiculous cowl-knitting kick lately, first with Stacked, then Minu, and most recently (over the weekend!), Meroe and Timbuktu. Remember we’ve been doing a lot of yarn-sorting lately?
You could call this “getting closer”…
My mom’s been fishing all the yarn that’s in my basement (a frequently heard cry upon opening another box: “MORE yarn?!”) out and organizing it for me on the wall at my office/studio. Retail-style slatwall, my yarny friends. Slatwall is your pal if you have a lot of yarn to sort — ask your LYS where they buy their retail fixtures and get yourself down there. Pegboard would work, too, but there aren’t quite as many fixture options for it unless you luck out and find lots of the long, 12″ hooks.
In the course of digging out yarns that haven’t seen the light of day in a while, I’ve been on a cowl-knitting kick. Lonely skein without any partners? Make a cowl! As mentioned, I love how fast they are, and how you can really go to town playing around with the canvas of your fabric since it’s small (if I’d had to do more cables than the ones I did on Meroe, I probably would have gone bonkers). So: with the recent cowl-craziness, I’m going to do a quicky pattern book of fast-knit pretties for those special skeins in your stash.
Want to win a copy of it? Leave me a comment about cowls: what you like about them, what you don’t, what you’d like to see in a cowl pattern, what your dream cowl would look like…you might even get quoted in the book!