Last week, when I posted, I was tapped for inspiration and barely knitting. I’m not sure which invisible switch was flipped, but my needles have been hard at work this week!
I finished my first accent pillow, and the Whovian in me is simply delighted! Knit with the colours of the Fourth Doctor’s iconic scarf, I finished seaming the pillow and adding the zipper on Monday. I like making these knit pillow cases with zippers, so that if they need washing, it doesn’t become a huge production. I can unzip, wash, then rezip. Easy peasy.
After completing this pillow, I grabbed a yarn that had been in my stash for a few years and started making a cowl. I lost the ball band, but a friend helped me identify this yarn as Sirdar Donegal Tweed. I’ve loved it since I first bought it. It reminds me of crushed Smarties (for any Americans reading this, the Canadian Smarties are like M&Ms, candy coated chocolates), and really, who doesn’t want to wear something that reminds you of chocolate!
With the Sirdar, I cast on and completed a second ‘Cousin Cowl‘, a project I initially reversed engineered for my cousin, hence the name. I was inspired by the Leaf Lace Bandana Cowl on Ravelry, and took the general structure of the cowl and made it my own with a completely different lacework pattern. I liked the one I made for my cousin so much, that I made another. A quick knit, I finished it in four days.
And finally, I needed to keep my hands busy on Saturday, so I made excellent progress on my Hermione Everyday Socks, finishing Sock #1 on Sunday, and casting on the second later that afternoon.
Seriously, what happened to the girl who was seeking inspiration?!
Many thanks to those who commented last week! I now have new patterns in my ‘Favourites’ on Ravelry, and I was shown different features of this beloved site to check out when I need inspiration. This blogging community rocks!