This week's episode of the Chicks' blog was almost written by Joules the cat. Just as I prepared the photos, she decided to join in and brainstorm the layout. We didn't get too far though. Furry paws kept getting in the way. I guess the work was too strenuous as she is now napping...again!
Three days ago I cast on for the Chevron Cowl using Periwinkle Sheep Merino DK in the colorway Memories of Summer. This is such a fun knit! The pattern is easy to memorize and easy to follow all the stitch cues. I placed markers between pattern repeats so if I get carried away or distracted and make a mistake, I'll see it almost immediately and won't have to frog a whole row.
As I knitted the cowl I began to see a crown developing and got the bright idea that if I knitted a ribbing on the last rows of the chevron pattern and bound them off, I could then pick up stitches on the inside and knit a top to make a baby hat that looks like a queen's crown. The stitches are on the needle but I haven't knitted enough yet for it to show. I hope my vision turns out the way I'm picturing it.
Liz put the finishing touches on her ribbed cowl this afternoon and added it too...
another finished cowl and a sweet little baby hat. Today was her farewell visit as she heads off to her winter quarters soon.
Elaine took a break from moving to join us so she could give Liz a send-off hug.
Barbara started a hat to match her Palindrome Scarf (which Liz is holding in the background). The hat should knit up quickly since she doesn't have to make the cables reversible for a hat.
Margaret finished her Ombre Hat and has enough yarn left to make...
this hat. She just had to pick out a third color for the contrast section.
Margaret is a fast knitter so this should be done in the blink of an eye.
Maureen's Last Minute Cowl is coming down to the wire. The yarn she is using has great stitch definition which shows off the diagonal ribbing nicely.
Believe it or not, this is not a bustier for a doll! LOL! Carole started the 1898 hat and this is the first earflap. I know, it doesn't look at all like a hat.
I understand we'll have one more summer like day and then the temps are to plummet to more seasonal numbers. I don't know about you, but I'm ready to wear my sweaters and shawls.
Have a great week and keep those needles clicking!