At the moment, the only project I really have on the needles is the semi-circular scarf from my Alice In Wonderland collection, Frumious Bandersnatch, which is going great!! I love the yarn I’m using, Mill Ends from Stitch Studio by Nicole, and the lumpy, uneven texture of the yarn only serves to enhance the project itself. However, before I offer up the pattern, I’ll have to figure a way to make the starting point, the middle, lay flat, mine has an odd bump to it, which I can’t decide if its the yarn or a mistake I made. I don’t mind the bump, but some people who would want to use the pattern might.
That’s actually the only pattern on my needles at the moment, surprisingly, because I’ve finished Twist and Slouch, and I haven’t yet started the scarf to match it, or the hat and gloves to match my Sea Witch Cowl.
Look how squishy it is, how can you not love?
I’ve added a new cowl to my Ravelry Store! I call it the Sea Witch Cowl and it’s designed for that thick, squishy yarn that you bought on impulse and don’t know what to do with. Knit loose and on large needles for a fast and stretchy cowl that is very variable. Drape once around your neck for a simple and warm look, or wrap twice and around your head for a cowl with a hood.
I really had a lot of fun making this, I carried it to school on several days (it squishes down in bags, and is simple stockinette stitch, so it’s easy to work on during class) and my friends all loved the texture and feel of the yarn, Cottage Comfort. I also recommend it for things like movie theaters and car rides, times when you don’t want to need to focus too terribly much.
Forgive the photo quality
My first WIP is my Sea Witch Cowl, a pattern I made myself. I’m not certain if I’ll bother publishing it, because it’s very simple, but I may choose to because it is simple, and built for lumpy yarns which are sometimes difficult to find patterns for.
Yarn Cost: $6.99 a Skein (but I had a coupon)
Pattern Cost: Free
Well, I’m a nerd, and today I’m starting a new project firstly because its gorgeous, and secondly because of the name: Alassë Míriel.