UPDATE 1.9.2017: Congratulations to winners Azure, Linda and Cheryl. Please check your emails! --------------------
Happy new year, dear readers!
My goodness, where does the time go? With the cluster that is Thanksgiving, Christmahanukwanza (or whatever you chose to celebrate) and New Years, I'm afraid my blog has been woefully ignored. Now that school has reopened after an almost 3-week break (did you hear my jubilant yell on Tuesday at drop off?), the guest bedroom sheets washed and put away, and every last pine needle vacuumed up from our living room, I'm happy to be back into the swing of things.
While I'm feverishly working away on my 9th book and crossing freelance (mostly Fair Isle - hooray!) off my to-do list, I figured we should start the new year off right with a new, easy cowl pattern.
Meet the Faraday Cowl, a super bulky textured dream knit up using only knit and purl stitches. Faraday is designed to be easily picked up and knit wherever you are and is ideal for holiday-detox-Netflix-binge-watching your favorite show. Using two colors of the lovely and squishy Dragonfly Fibers Super Traveller in Mushroom Hunting and Limelight, this smooshy delight knits up quickly on US 10s and uses almost every bit of yardage. A wonderful stash buster or just an excuse to head to your LYS to pick up some of that super bulky you've been eyeing, this is a cowl to make for yourself after all that gift knitting. After knitting and gifting 5 cabled hats for my son's teachers, 1 Fair Isle hat to our babysitter, 2 pairs of cabled fingerless wristers for the crossing guard and postal lady, a beaded lace shawl for my mom, and a lace cowl for a friend, I may just knit a Faraday up for myself in super bright anti-winter-blah colors.
With a definite hint of snow in the air this morning, I knew today was the day to release this new cowl pattern. Let's give 3 copies of Faraday away, shall we? Leave a comment in the comments section of this post telling me your favorite winter activity. 3 winners will be chosen at random on Monday, January 9.
Stay cozy, knitters!