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Yarn Along

Are you a Project Runway fan? I normally shy far away from any reality show, but I do love this one. And Tim Gunn….I absolutely adore him. He’s a total gentleman, (read his guide to life! so good!) and you don’t get that enough these days. This week i’m enjoying Tim Gunn’s Fashion Bible, which is a great read. The title doesn’t give it justice, because it is really a history of Western fashion, and a fascinating one at that. I need to hurry though, it’s due back at the library in a few days. I think this one might have a few overdue fines!

 

The knitting is yet another Windschief, this one a cowl for The Skeptic to keep him cozy in his winter biking travels. He requested one that is tighter and won’t slide down; I believe this will do the trick.ImageWow…I am filing this under category of “worst pictures I have ever taken!”

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A cowl problem…

I made a cowl to match this hat, using the rest of the Posh yarn I  got from Mrs. Pao. As usual, the yarn is gorgeous! But I think I cast on too many stitches. The cowl is a little wider than I’d like, and it also has a tendency to roll despite the garter stitch I added at the end and beginning. I’d like it to stand up a bit more as well.

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So now I’m stuck with a decision. It’s not exactly what I wanted. However, it does the trickand my neck is warm (at least around the house and outside on the not-too-cold days). It looks fine, just not great. Plus I’m working on a cowl for the Skeptic now and won’t feel like re-knitting this one again, so I’ll probably leave it as is for now.  Spinner adoes ppreciate the cowl rather than a scarf, which would tickle him as he naps in his favorite  hangout.

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