I wanted to take a moment to document a recently finished knitting project: the Sencilla cowl. I haven't had much time for knitting in the last few weeks between working and family visiting (which I'll post about soon!), but I'm hoping to build some momentum with my current projects in the next few days and over the weekend.
Back to the finished object—the Sencilla cowl. Generally, I decide on a knitting project and then choose suitable materials, but in this case, the yarn came first. I treated myself to a gorgeous single skein of Woolberry Fiber Co. DK yarn in PS I Love You. After combing through Ravelry for a pattern that would be (1) enjoyable to knit, (2) very wearable, because this yarn is too gorgeous not to be worn a lot, and (3) make good use of the yardage of the skein, I finally settled on this pattern.
Turns out, this project fit all criteria perfectly. I've worn it breakfast on the patio date with a friend and several times around our apartment. Now, it will be tucked away until the cooler months, at which time I'm sure it will be a favorite.
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.