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.
There's a lot of heaviness in the world right now.
Now that we're well into January, I'm sitting down to write and glance back at the last year. I'm not much of a resolution-maker (not fundamentally opposed, just not for me), but I do find it's healthiest for my heart and mind to reflect and then continue on into the next year. Like every single year, there are good, hard, and in-between snippets and seasons.
I did it. I hopped aboard the sourdough train. I've made exactly one loaf of sourdough in my life, once last year, just a few months before we moved across the country from Texas to Indiana. I've long been interested in fermented foods, and tried my hand at a few, namely, kombucha, yogurt, and sauerkraut. And sourdough has been one on the want to try again list. Necessity is the mother of invention, right?