Remember the Chunky Cable Cowl I posted awhile (okay, more than awhile) ago? I have made items from this pattern several times since I designed it two years ago, and I always enjoy making it. It knits up quickly and the result is a soft and cozy cowl that’s perfect for fall and sees you straight through winter. Now is the perfect time to get a head start on Christmas gifts, and this works up so quickly you’ll be able to knit one for every one of your friends and loved ones (and they’ll thank you, too). 🙂
I want you to enjoy this pattern – and its result – as much as I have! I’ve decided to share this pattern for free for a limited time. Head over to Ravelry to download your own copy for free! Simply add the item to your cart and enter the coupon code HAPPYFALL14 at checkout to receive a full discount of the purchase price. When you’ve completed your project, be sure to come back and share photos with me – I love to see them!
While you’re at Ravelry, be sure to also check out my Moss Stitch Mug Cozy. Worked with bulky yarn, or two strands or worsted held together, and size 10 needles, this little mug cozy is a very fast knit and is the perfect small gift or stocking stuffer. It’s a great way to use up scraps from all the other projects you’ve finished this year. This pattern is easily customizable to the size of mug you prefer and only requires a couple dozen yards of yarn and a couple of your cutest buttons.
I haven’t been on here in ages…but in my defense, I’ve been a busy girl! I started some online classes in December, I’ve published two knitting patterns, I’m trying to dedicate more time to my true love – writing – all while attempting to spend more time with friends, old and new alike. I suddenly found I have much less time to blog than I thought!
Anyway, I’m still cranking along on that Granny Stripe Blanket, and I’ve started two new knitting projects and completed a third. I never can stick with a single large project until it’s done – I have to have smaller ones to carry me through. Right now, I’m working on my first ever (believe it or not) shawlette, aptly named Balm to the Soul by Jaala Spiro, as well as a pair of socks, entitled Busy Bees from the book Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders by Kerin Dimeler-Laurence (the pattern’s available for free on the link – it’ll take you to Ravelry), that I am enjoying but that are going mind-numbingly slow on size 2 needles. Perhaps developing patience would be a good goal for me this year.
I recently (as in 5 days before Christmas) finished the Hallows Scarf for my husband. Nothing like waiting until you’re down to the wire. It was easy as pie, but I enjoyed making it. Berroco’s Vintage worked up into a very warm, cushy scarf. I think I’m going to have to make one for myself.
Now that fall is over, I am anxiously awaiting spring. However, I would like to finish the shawl and the socks before spring arrives – which, around here, is usually in Mid-March. Guess I’d better get crackin’!