Laura’s Blog Entry
Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season. We’ve returned from our travels and now we’ve got one more day of celebrating ahead. Then back to the normal routine. I for one will be glad to resume some normalcy. The best thing for me about a change in routine is that it makes me appreciate the regular, day to day rhythm of our lives. I’m floating around ideas for a “New Year, New Start” kind of post, but in the meantime, I’ll wrap up the holidays with some photos of handmade gifts.
I made a lovely little neck cowl for my sister.
I used a relatively new yarn on the market, Mission Falls 136 Merino Superwash. It’s kind of between a sport weight and a worsted. Very, very soft and perfect for a cowl. And I ended up with enough leftover yarn to make one for myself in the near future.
I found it very helpful to look at all the versions people posted on Ravelry to decide how many stitches to cast on. I started over once and ended up with 96 stitches. It was nice with four repeats, but I think I will try to get five the next time for a little extra fabric.
Wish I had one to wear today. It is fecking freezing here in Ohio. And I am wearing a turtleneck plus a hoodie sweater. Time for the indoor scarf!
Next up, hand-sewn and embroidered ornaments! Stay tuned!