…Joining Ginny’s YarnAlong, sharing what I’m knitting and reading…
I finished knitting two cowls in time for the Black Sheep Gathering. Both in Quince & Co. puffin yarn, one in the snap pea colorway and one in the sorbet colorway. Jeff made me special buttons for each, three cedar buttons for the snap pea cowl and four hemlock buttons for the sorbet cowl. Both of the woods are from our yard and favorites of ours. He drilled the buttonholes larger than he usually does because I wanted to attach the buttons with the bulky size yarn. He took these pictures last week (the buttons looked a bit wonky in some of the pictures where I’m wearing the cowls.) The cowls got a lot of attention at the show and I really wanted to have some items in our booth that showed our buttons in action, so those were great for that. (They’re now posted in the shop.) Also, I had something else in mind. Have I ever told you I have a dream to design knitting patterns? I’ve knit many cowls over the years and after quite a few, have most often settled on making ribbed cowls in bulky yarn. I’ve had many people ask me for the pattern, but I didn’t have one written down. With these two latest cowls, I wrote down what I did as I went along and did the math for the buttonholes and all that. I wanted to give an option for three larger buttons or four smaller buttons. I was pleased with the cowls, but then I tried them on and saw the pictures that Jeff took of me wearing them and wasn’t completely satisfied with how they wore. I want to move the buttons closer to the edge and not have such an overlap, for one thing. I’m going to tweak the pattern a bit more, but then I will be sharing it as soon as it’s ready. I’ve been pretty excited about it. And happy to finally be doing it after intending to for so long.
I finished reading the kindergarten homeschool curriculum from Christopherus and started reading a companion book by the same author called ‘Joyful Movement- A Resource For Nurturing Balance, Movement, And The Senses.’ I’ve had some ideas of things I’ve wanted to do and create in our yard and this book is further inspiring those ideas and giving me new ones. (Think slides, swings, hoola hoops, jump ropes, forts and more.)
How about you?
P.S. When I asked Jeff to take some pictures of me wearing the cowls and Bracken saw it was picture time, he wanted to be in some pictures too.