Friday, January 13, 2006

Aren't small projects wonderful?

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


green pottery


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.

3 comments:

  1. that cowl is beautiful. and I love your new header (lots of green there too!)

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  2. kristina9:38 AM

    Your cowl looks so lovely :) I remember really liking this project when I bought the book, and now seeing yours, I know I must make one too!

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  3. That cowl is beautiful. Simple and useful, too, I bet. I think I'll have to make one.
    Nice seeing your green stuff :)

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