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Puddle Season

Don’t you know a toddler who needs a new hat?
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A nice cotton hat that is just enough to keep the ears warm?

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Something bright and Springy to keep you focused on those tulips which are sure to be popping out at soon as the last piles of snow melt? (Yes, we still have some big piles!)

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Something for jumping in puddles? Something you could go grab just two skeins for and cast on right now?

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Go for it. All you need are two skeins of Mission Falls Cotton and a child to wear it.

I just put the pattern up:  Springtime Sprouts. No test knitting or tech knitting done here, no sir! This is pattern writing at it’s finest: at my parents’ dining room table while trying to keep three little boys somewhat in tow. But hey, I even made a chart!! So please, give it a whirl and tell me what you think. Any mistakes? Something not quite clear? A different yarn that worked well?

And if you’re for some reason not on Ravelry, leave a comment with your e-mail address and I will send you the PDF.

Hope you enjoy!

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You are seeing:

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A. A very pretty scarf that I made over the weekend.

B. A large floral life preserver that I made over the weekend.

C. A wife who is annoyed that she has to have her picture taken in the shop by her husband who keeps saying, “It’s just really BIG, don’t you think?”

What’s your guess?
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I’m undecided. And you CAN pick B if you think so.

The scarf, by the way, is from a Anna Maria Horner kit. Her post and tutorial here. Of course, it looks gorgeous on her. Still my favorite fabric designer ever, I have to say. Her fabric always stands out to me, and I love that she got the whole voile/flannel/velveteen thing going! Very smart.

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Because this is still a knitting blog….

My knitting ennui seems to finally have come to a screeching halt. I feel as if I have projects coming out my ears, which is not good considering the large amounts of sewing I need to do. But cooler weather has the tendency to make a Minnesotan begin to knit frantically. Just in time for the cooler weather, I have two new cowl patterns to share with you, one for today and one coming up soon.

The first is the simple one to write up, my Ribbed Ridges Cowl:
Garter Rib Cowl

I came up with a simple pattern designed to show off this beautiful handspun I picked up from Aisha Celia a few years ago. This style of cowl I call an “indoor” cowl as I wear it all day long. Perfect for these days when the house is cool but it’s too soon to turn on the furnace.

Yarn: bulky, about 100 yards

Needle size: 10.5, 16 inch circular

Gauge: 7 stitches to 2 inches

CO 56 stitches and join into the round.

Round 1: Purl entire round.

Rounds 2 and 3: (K2, p2)  entire round.

Round 4 and 5: Knit entire round.

Repeat rounds 2 through five until your cowl is about seven inches in length.

BO: K2tog, slip stitch back to left hand needle, K2tog, repeat. Do so loosely for a nice stretchy bind off.

Sew in ends and block. Be pleased you used up a lovely skein in such a quick and useful manner, and stay warm!

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