This Week, In Review

You’d think since I spent the week blathering on about VKL instead of showing off WIPs, I’d have a lot of progress to show.  My dragon fade Match & Move pretty much looks the same though.  I really am closing in on the end though.  I keep saying it but this time, I really do mean it!  16 rows plus the bind off.  It will be finished soon and it will be gorgeous.  Until then, it’s like wrestling an octopus.  It’s incredibly unwieldy.

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I’ve got lots of things I want to start on but I’m trying to clear the slate first.  I did need a project to carry around at VKL though.  Enter my 3-Color Cashmere Cowl.

It’s not done but I couldn’t resist trying it on!  I don’t think I’ve been giving this project the proper presence of mind.  It’s just a stashbusting, quickie.  It was trivial.  Until, I put it on.  Now, the whole is greater than the sum of it’s parts.  I really like this.  Duh…there’s a reason it’s been so popular!

I’m frequently a late adopter when it comes to the hot, new pattern.   The original 3-Color Cashmere Cowl was released more than 3 years ago.  There’s over 6000 of these cowls on Ravelry.  I shouldn’t be surprised at all.  These things are always popular for a reason.

Of course, I’m not actually following the pattern.  I’m using DK weight yarn instead of fingering and I’m just making up my own patterning as I go, using the original as a roadmap.  So far, so good…it helps that I’m using cashmere, I did keep that part the same!  100% Noro Cashmere…it’s yummy!  I can’t wait to block it and bloom the cashmere.  It’s going to be amazing!

Have a great weekend!  I’m hoping to squeeze all this finishing in.  Woo!


 

8 thoughts on “This Week, In Review

  1. I made this when the pattern came out and it is one of my absolute favorites to wear in the winter and one that I get a ton of compliments on. It’s even doubled as a snood when a friend forgot her hat while we were at The Mountain Winery last winter, which hosts an open air amphitheater for concerts :)

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  2. Great photos. I’m in the process of finishing projects from last year and it feels great. But I keep finding new small projects to keep me happily feeling accomplished. These huge monster projects just get so tedious and boring even if the pattern is interesting. I’m about 20 rows and the sew up and neckline away from Confident Cables (a UK Red Heart Pattern, nothing simple about it). Now for the garter stitch jacket from some Italian designer…

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    1. I know some people spend this part of the year finishing things up so they can go into the new year with a clean slate. Funny that it takes a third of the year to prepare for year end :) LOL!
      Hope you’ve gotten some finishing done!

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