First, I finally finished my second Cobblestone Cowl. The very first one that I knitted last April turned out super sassy except for one
Now using wonderwhygal reasoning, I decided that it was easier and less time consuming to cast on a new cowl with leftover yarn than to tear out 330 stitches, pick up said stitches then attempt to bind off again. Well, a couple pair of socks and multiple skeins of yarn later, I finally finished my cowl with the help of my dear Mama Melissa. Yup! A trip into the yarn shop, she showed me a super great stretchy bind off. I don't know the name of it or who came up with it but whoever it is deserves a super huge medal.
I hope my photos show it properly but essentially you YO to the front then bind off. You can use the same needle you knit with. Isn't that awesome! Super easy!
I also have my yarn set for my Rockefeller shawl which will be cast on next week once the next round of Nerd Wars begins. It shall be my dissertation. One skein of Grandma's Blessing from Briar Rose and one skein of Team Precious from Tale and Tendral (who happens to be a fellow Team Precious member). It will be an interesting knit using the two variegated yarns but the two yarns are just different enough, I should get a nice contrast...I hope. Yes, I knit a gauge swatch. I know, it's scary but I'm glad I did not only to check the needle size but also to see how the two colors worked up together.
I am also ready to ply a bunch of bobbins of my handspun so next week I'll have some finished yarns to share. Now...it's your turn! Share your adventures in Fiber Arts. Thank you for visiting my blog, leaving your comments and participating in Fiber Arts Friday.
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