There is something so comforting about knitting cowls – particularly the cowls I have been knitting lately. After reading the directions once the pattern is committed to memory. A 1.5″ k2 p2 border on each end and just knits between.
I don’t maintain that I’m the most stressed out person I know – far from it. But I do have two teenage kids (one applying for college), a husband, a full-time job and an aging mother that needs a lot of help. At the end of the day there is nothing more soothing than knitting a cowl to melt the day away. It’s almost medatative.
I have only one cowl left on my list for Christmas gifts!! The fingerless gloves that go with them are a close second, but knitting the thumb gussett requires a bit more focus! I have 11 of them to go! I finished one yesterday (my third attempt at it) and I think it’s a keeper. Not perfect, but cozy and pretty!
I tried my fancy new #11s out on the mohair last week. They were better, but not great. I think I may need to look into a lace needle. The woman at Cozy said they are expensive, but I want to get these right after all the $$ I spent on the yarn!