I can't do the big projects without a few small projects along the way so I feel like I'm accomplishing something. And so, the Pashmina Cowl from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts, which took me much longer than the 6-8 hours the book suggests. Clearly I'm not a professional knitter.
Yarn: Karabella Boise
Content: 50% cashmere, 50% superfine merino wool
Color: 60 (beige)
I love this yarn! It was such a luxury to knit. I initially bought it in the green color I had been drooling over for weeks, but one block from the store I started thinking about how many green scarves I have. So despite my desire for color, I turned around and exchanged it for the beige, which I think will be very wearable. But I love green. I've been noticing a lot of green around me lately:
all those green scarves
and their (sort of) coordinating green hats
green carpets and a green stool
and even green in the kitchen (which is supposed to be blue and white but hasn't quite gotten there yet)!
By the way, I had the pleasure of meeting the fabulous Joelle Hoverson last week. I stopped into her store when it was quiet and was able to chat with her for a few minutes. She's awfully nice and very helpful. I love her store; it's by far my favorite yarn shop. I would knit any yarn she carries. And the woman knows how to merchandise. It's easy to tell she's worked with an expert. That experience at Martha Stewart really paid off.