Informal KAL, Knit For Me, Knitting, WIP Cowl

51 Knit for Me: Knitting with a Friend

Knitting has actually slowed down here. Aches in my elbows and wrists started winning during all that red light, green light of short row knitting. Technically I haven’t been knitting these past, few days and have been doing other tasks and crafting.

However, I did manage to cast on a new WIP before this recent, short break. I wanted a cowl. I use this fleece, infinity cowl that my brother and SIL had bought me one Christmas because it’s easier to wear than a handknit shawl. I’ve been wanting tubular cowls to wear in our cold house.

Joji Locatelli had posted on IG, late last month, a new pattern, Winter Trails Cowl. There is an informal KAL til the end of February in her group.

Skellnerina.knits, whom I follow on IG, had also posted about it in her story and on a whim I asked her if she was going to join in; I would if she did. She said she would and would look for a trio of yarn after getting some of a sleeve done. Here‘s her three skeins of yarn.

I was so tempted to buy new yarn but I really wanted to stash dive. I had one group of yarn of browns, lavender, and pink and then I put this second group together. I asked my mom’s opinion; she liked this second trio because it had warmer colors.

Yarn Deets

  1. Indie Dyer: Artfibers
    • base: Yaqui (the cone of yarn)
    • content: 100% Yak
    • color: no color number, but it’s like a maroon red with black in it
    • purchased at her store in SF, CA; no longer in business
  2. Indie Dyer: Leading Men Fiber Arts
    • base: Improv Sock Blank (second picture)
    • content: 75% Merino, 25% Nylon
    • color: Doll Up
    • purchased at STITCHES West a few years ago
  3. Indie Dyer: Hedgehog Fibers
    • base: Sock (last picture)
    • content: 90% Merino, 10% Nylon
    • color: Boombox
    • purchased at STITCHES West a few years ago

Okie doke, I’m off to make more tea, stretch out my hands and wrists, and then knit to an audiobook. If you like mystery and spunky, British tweens who find dead bodies and who love chemistry, the Flavia de Luce series is for you. I’ve read all ten books and have started to listen to the audiobook versions while knitting. Jayne Entwistle is a perfect narrator for this character. TTYS.

17 thoughts on “51 Knit for Me: Knitting with a Friend”

  1. Oh I need to get back to the Flavia de Luce series. I read the first few and then kind of forget all about them even though I really enjoyed them. I adore Jayne Entwistle as well and isn’t her name just perfect! I’m so sorry to hear about your wrists and elbow pain and hope the break helps with them.


  2. Your cowl is coming along nicely! I hope your hands and wrists feel better. I had to stop knitting a few years back because my knuckles couldn’t handle it. Once in a while I can knit something quick but I think my knitting days are over sadly!


  3. I love the colors you’ve chosen, too! I’ve been wanting to do some tube knitting. A cowl would be perfect. Can’t wait to see yours come together. 🙂


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