I have been doing a bit of colour work in my knitting lately. I sure love playing with colours. I espied some Noro Silk Garden Solo awhile back and it has been percolating in the back of my brain since. I wanted to try a different technique than intarsia or fair isle knitting. I saw a pattern for a cowl using a similar slip stitch technique and thought it would work for the effect I wanted So I thought well just go for it. Hence my Geometric Cowl.
For this cowl I used Noro Silk Garden Solo ( a tonal solid} with some Noro Silk Garden. The trick in getting the colours to pop is to find colours that contrast not compete with each other. I love how the colours transition in the squares. When I first finished I had just knit the geometric patterned side seen in the picture above. When I tried it on you could see all the inside of the cowl and it wasn't too prett, So I kept knitting and basically knit a facing for it. It now has the added bonus of being reversible.
I ran out of the main colour so kept knitting with the rest of the Silk Garden I used for the squares. It turned out great! ( I cant get my photo to rotate). It was fun to do and I do love me some Noro!
I am totally smitten with Amaryllis, So I had to, just had to knit another! I used Tosh Vintage in Silverfox, Nassau Blue, Coquette and Iris for this one. The colours are a lot more vibrant than what my pic shows. I love knitting this pattern and I can see myself cranking out a few more. It will be a veritable knit bouquet! Lol!!
On the soup front I made a big pot of vegetable soup this past week-actually while we were watching that football game- you know that big upset win by the ....Seahawks. I often make this vegetable soup , It is actually a super easy veggie alphabet soup you can make with your kids. I added some chopped up turkey chorizo sausage to give it a little extra flavour and protein. I also made some bread to go with it. Its a recipe from.. you guessed it, my squash cookbook. It is made with whole wheat flour, cooked oatmeal, roasted pureed kabocha squash and sunflower seeds. Sounds kinda weird but it is actually really really good. Who'd a thunk it? No I am not bored these winter days I am just on a bit of a cooking roll right now :) That's my story and I am stickin to it!
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|Canada Geese on a cold winter's day|
Keep warm and well and above all keep smiling!