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.


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

  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!

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