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Bobble Cowl

The thought of knitting with two colours of yarn was somehow intimidating to me , that I never attempted to even try it. Then I saw one of the ladies in church wearing a similar looking cowl in lovely earthen colours that I was tempted to give it a try.

It always takes some time for me to work up the courage to try new things. Once I start,I always realise that it was not as hard as I thought of it in my head! (Over thinker alert right here ). Sometimes , simply just doing it is best.

When I went searching for an easy -ish free pattern on Ravelry , this pattern came up in the search. I decided to make this pattern only because it came with the tip to look up ‘Blister Stitch ‘on You tube ,which proved to be super helpful.

I decided to use the scrumptious Nunnaba gradient and Naturally Tweed I had in my stash . Once I got an understanding the stitch pattern down, it was a pleasure to work on and proved to be a quick finish.

I made a few additional rows than the pattern called for as I wanted the gradient yarn to come through.

I couldn’t however, figure out how to do the jobless join in this cowl . Its ok I think ,as when I’m wearing it, it may not be that visible .

This cowl is so so soft. I love it.

Surprisingly for this project ,I did not use up all the yarn in the gradient yarn like I wanted to.I also have a little more of the brown tweed left over as well.

Pattern Details :

Pattern : Bobble Cowl by Ina Aleksandrova

Needles : US 7 – 4.5 mm Chiagoo Needles

Yarn :Nunnaba Artisan Yarn White Gum Wool 8ply in the Shabby Rose Colourway

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Cowl and make -up wipes

Encouraged by the fact that some people I met here, really liked the cowls I made before, I added a couple of them to my felt store.

The idea for these  eco friendly face pads to remove makeup or apply cleanser took shape as I was trying to teach myself to knit ergonomically. I may not have succeeded with that, but I’m very pleased with how these face pads turned out.

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Cowl

I managed to finish the Cowl I started .IMG_2150G

Its basically the Dolores Park Cowl pattern, but  I decided to use the seed stitch border that I saw somewhere and forgot the name.

The yarn is the lovely squishy supa soft, Malabrigo  Worsted in Pale Khaki 602, also from Shanna.Thanks so much Shanna. Love love it.

I got a little surprise package through a friend from my mom and look what she sent me.

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her hand stitched hankies for me. I never use them  but I love collecting them 🙂IMG_2128 IMG_2129 IMG_2141 IMG_2139

These are super special coz she has taken up embroidery after ages now.

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Dolores Park Cowl

The idea of something  loose that covers the neck and the ears in the cold has always fascinated me  .Although hats look pretty, I am not much of a hat person. I like to wrap my shawl around my head and neck in the cold. I always need to cover my head and neck so as not to end up with a ear and throat infection.

I had this one skein of extremely soft squishy yarn Shanna gave me and I wanted to use it all up in one project. I checked out some of the patterns on Ravelry, this pattern seemed simple enough and I decided to give it  a go.IMG_2117 GJ

Like I said  before, it took only an afternoon from start to finish , but I was looking for something to go on like a hoodie. I still had a lot of yarn left.So I frogged it all and thought I will cast it on in the car_ on the way to watch the fireworks _and finish it up while waiting there.

I had the wrong needles, but it worked fine for me the first time.It was probably that I was distracted that I could not get the casting on right.

I tried five times_ each time my frustration level going up a little higher and then finally decided to throw the thing into the dashboard . The thing kept crying out to me from the dashboard , saying this time it would behave and I had to give it one last chance. So I took it out, and true to its word, it all came out right! 🙂 .Happy , I left it and went on to enjoy the fireworks, which started just as soon as I finished casting on .

I followed the pattern all through but kept knitting round and round till whole ball of yarn was  over.

No idea about the name of the  yarn or needle I used.

I learnt to make M1* from the Video here

I like this cowl  so much that I  have already cast on for one more in another pattern.