A few weeks ago, my friend Molly and I finished our mini Knit-A-Long (KAL) with our Glacier Park Cowls, which was such a fun project! We each chose two colors of Woolfolk Tynd (the softest yarn imaginable) and cast on for this KAL after taking a colorwork class on Craftsy, which I wrote about more in this post about the class project. (That class is worth every penny, by the way).
It was an engaging and rather meditative knit. I knit a lot of it on the plane rides to and from Minnesota, and at coffee shops. And it was so fun to knit it with another knitter. We finally got around to taking some pictures of us wearing our cowls this past weekend, when the weather was appropriate cowl weather, so it feels like I can consider the project truly "done."
The finished piece is so snuggly and soft, and surprisingly warm for how lightweight it is. The blues feel perfectly like "me" too.
For even more details, you can see my ravelry project page
Yarn: Woolfolk Tynd in the colorways 10 and 11
Pattern: Glacier Park Cowl by Caitlin Hunter
Needles: US size 2, 24" circulars, sized down from the pattern recommendations, as is my usual
Specifics/modifications: None. The pattern was perfect.
I love baking. I truly do. The difference between a bad afternoon and a good one can be as simple as a baked good. I love the slow process, the premonition of preheating the oven, sometimes playing around with different flavors. My favorites are your typical "home bakes," nothing couture. Cakes, cookies, brownies, etc., are all my go-to baked goods to make in my own kitchen.
Some projects come along at just the right moment, and this shawl is one of them. After several rather hectic months, I wanted to get back into the rhythm of knitting, but wanted a fun, low-pressure, but still creatively inspiring project. I love knitting socks, but I wanted to knit something with more colorplay and this shawl was just the thing.
It's that time of the year when typically, as a born-and-raised Northerner, I'd be yearning for spring. That yearning isn't quite so pronounced here in Austin, but nonetheless, February is a month of almosts. Winter is almost over, spring is almost here, etc. And so it has been timely for me to indulge in a few self-care practices (and treats) while we're living in the almosts.