I bought a hank of yarn before Christmas to make a quick messy bun hat for one of my daughters, but I ran out of time. And then I realized that the daughter I had in mind didn’t wear her hair in a messy bun. So then I thought I’d make it for another daughter. And then I realized that this daughter lives where hats aren’t often needed. So then I sat looking at this beautiful soft blue yarn and needed to make something with it. Then I found a pattern for the Clara Cowl on Ravelry and realized that I wanted to make it for me.
It’s a very quick knit, and an easy enough pattern to follow. I ran into a few hiccups along the way trying to cable 12 stitches over 12 stitches (!), but after figuring out a way to do it so that my fingers didn’t ache with each cable, it was smooth knitting. Until I got to the end and the dreaded kitchener stitch. And not just any ordinary kitchener stitch, but a kitchener stitch over 4 needles! The directions were absolutely perfect though, and other than a bit of a misstep because I lost my rhythm halfway through the first side, it ended perfectly.
I was planning on blocking it today, but it’s cool and rather damp, and I’m still dealing with the last bits of a cold, so it went around my neck first thing this morning, and there it will stay. I wish I could remember which yarn it was, but I tossed the label. It’s nice and soft though, perfect for a sensitive neck and face area.
And also, let me just say that the knitting was much easier than the selfie taking to show you the cowl. It must be a generational thing, because I really am no good at this. So, hello from my awkward selfie taking self. I finally had to give up because I was laughing too hard at my efforts. But hopefully you’ll forgive my awkwardness and know it has nothing to do with the cowl, which is quite lovely.