Wednesday, November 14, 2012

FO: Salt Creek Cowl Two!

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So this cowl is, both happily and sadly, no longer in my possession.  I knit it while we were in Iceland. I had this extremely unreasonable idea that I was going to knit three of these cowls during our trip, to put in the auction this past Saturday.  And well... let's just say that didn't happen.

I mostly knit this cowl in our guest house, under dim incandescent bulbs, or in the murky half-light of bars and restaurants.  So imagine my surprise when, around three am on one of those many sleepless mornings, I turned over the freshly blocked and dried cowl and saw - horror of horrors - a neatly twisted stitch smack in the middle of one of those wide columns of garter stitch.

I was too spaced out to have an aneurysm.  Instead, I shuffled into the bedroom and got my sewing scissors and tapestry needle, snipped the stitch, and repaired it with a length of extra yarn.  You couldn't even tell on the finished cowl, which I was pretty proud of - or at least, would have been proud of had my brain been able to form proud thoughts at the time.

It went at the auction, along with the grey Salt Creek Cowl and three yarny baskets I put together.  I was really happy that somebody else liked my cowl enough to buy it, but I was also a little bummed, because I sorta wanted to keep it.  Oh well - I can make myself another!

Pattern: Salt Creek Cowl, by me (working on a pattern!)
Ravelry Project Page: Salt Creek Cowl Two
Yarn: Cascade Pure Alpaca
Yardage: Almost all of a 220 yard skein
Needles: Size 8 US (5.0 mm) Addi Turbo Lace 16" circular needle - 24" would probably work too, in a pinch

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