So I had a good amount of yarn left after my socks were completed. This wasn’t surprising, as I have rather tiny feet, but because it was the most expensive yarn I had ever purchased I wanted to use it for something special.
When I was abroad, I found myself wearing scarves all the time, all day long. I carried this with me when I returned stateside.
But what is more handy for a full day of neck-covering goodness? A cowl… It doesn’t fall off your neck… Always a plus.
So I was looking through the Knitty archives looking for a hat pattern, but when I saw this cowl I just couldn’t resist. It was everything I wanted: lacy, pretty, a cowl, and not requiring oodles of yarn.
It is… the Eleanor cowl. The one, the only, the lovely.
It was a quicker knit than the socks, if only because it was less repetitive and therefore easier to get interested in working the pattern.
I blocked it, my first successful blocking if we’re being honest, but it quickly snapped back a day later. No matter, it’s still comfy and will certainly serve its purpose well!
I still couldn’t find a yarn needle, though, so I ended up using this knitpicker thing to sew up the seam. An effective but time consuming method. Kinda like using a needle threader for every stitch.
Now if only cooler temperatures would appear, then I could get to wearing some of the stuff I’ve been making!