Thursday, October 20, 2011



 Yes, I'm cozy and content.  I've had my first fire of the season in the little Vermont Castings woodstove in the studio and am actually enjoying the spell of cold,  rainy,  windy,  miserable weather we're having right now.  Daytime temperatures are staying in the 40's and it's supposed to go to freezing this weekend.  It's really perfect for giving me permission to stay inside ( except for barn chores )  by the woodstove and start a new knitting project.  I know,  the last thing I need to do is start another knitting project,  but I'll bet most of you know how that happens.  And when did need ever have anything to do with it?

Those crafty people at Purl Soho sent a little note to my email box from the Purl Bee earlier this week and I couldn't stop thinking about it.  I had the perfect yarn leftover from this sweater,  so last night I cast on for the Bandana Cowl.  I'm thinking this might be a great little accessory for Christmas knitting.   Big needles,  fat yarn,  simple,  fun pattern ......... what more could you ask?  And,  this pattern will be great practice for anyone wanting to perfect their short row technique.   ( I got plenty of practice while knitting my  To Eyre  shawl,  so,  to me,  it's just entertaining enough to keep me interested ).

Anyone else have Christmas knitting on their mind?


  1. Ooooh, that looks so inviting. I wish I had a wood stove. I love sitting near the fire while working on a project. I've not even had a chance to think about Christmas knitting yet.

  2. the bandana cowl is SO cute! i will definitely add that to my ravelry queue...yes, Christmas knitting is in the works. I started at the end of August and I am still feeling like I won't finish it all...