I’ve finished up a couple of small projects in the last week or so. Each of these was completed mostly in the company of others, and on the go. The first is the softest, squishiest cowl you’ve ever seen. This is made from Great White Bale Lot #1 – a full skein – from a simple pattern of seed stitch and rib (Thirty-eight). I used a US 10.5 needle (6.5 mm) which felt like broomsticks to me. It was knit in the round (proof! it started at a soccer game!) so it was hard to tell how long it would really be. It’s just long enough, I think. It doubles easily but doesn’t hang too long on my shorter frame. These photos might give you a sense of the loftiness of the yarn. It looks like honeycomb in the ball, doesn’t it? Lovely stuff.
The other thing I finished recently is a second pumpkin hat for the October baby’s older sister. Since this one is bigger than the baby version, I used a local head for the photograph. This child’s head is bigger than a two-year-old’s, so the hat looks a little small, but trust me, it will be perfect on the toddler.I added the leaf and tendril the same way I did for the first one. I can’t wait to see a little pair of pumpkin heads sporting these these fall. Right now I only have a single project on the needles. While I’m not normally one to have more than 3 or 4 projects going at once, it’s very rare to only have one. And what’s MORE rare is that it’s not a sock. In fact, I haven’t had a sock going since May 15 (gasp!). But my current project uses sock yarn… so maybe that counts. More on that… next time!