On our recent trip to Victoria I decided to take a knitting project. I didn't anticipate long periods of time to knit unless we got stuck in a ferry line up. Fortunately we didn't, but it is nice to pack along a small project to have to knit. I have been looking at September Circle, a cowl/infinity scarf, for awhile. I was attracted to it as it was very pretty and it used a long self striping fingering/sock yarn to great effect.
I love these types of yarns. Using a fairly simple lace pattern, the pattern produces these long bands of colour that look like you were actually changing yarns of different colours as you knit. You get a lot of bang for your buck with these ones! For this project I used Crazy Zauberball in the sock weight.
I love the scalloped edge ! There are so many different types of long striping sock yarns available you could use this pattern over and over again. The pattern is not a complicated one. I goofed up a few times as I didn't take any stitch markers with me but after a few misalignments of the wave pattern I could see when I was off a stitch. There are a few nice rest rounds of knit and purl too. It was knit on a 4.5 mm needle so it produced a nice lacy airy cowl.
This colourway is not one I would typically choose but with a bright blue jean jacket it works! It can easily be doubled up to make a thicker cowl around your neck. This is a good pattern and I think you could have a lot of fun with it.I think it would also look really nice in a tonal or semi solid or solid yarn.
There is more mailbox fun happening in my neighbourhood! A few weeks ago, my buddy and neighbour Shannon and I went out for coffee. We spend a lot of time talking about our future knitting projects, gardening ideas and lots of other stuff we know we will never have time to do. We have a great time! Right of the blue Shannon announces she wants to paint her mailbox...today. So off to the hardware store we went. A few hours later armed with a can of fire engine red spray paint Shannon sprayed her old mailbox. There was no time to take a before picture as she is a woman of action. A few days later, Shannon drilled some holes, put in the new knobs and presto chango a snazzy new mailbox was up and ready to go! I love it! We are trying to convince some of our other neighbours to let us redo their mailboxes. We are still waiting for takers!
Now the days and nights are getting a bit cooler, the flowers are getting their second wind . My zinnias are growing like gangbusters.
Yippee!! My back ordered yarn finally completed its trek from Japan.
Happy making friends