I wanted to knit a hooded cowl in wool for my friend, Salai, who goes out and feeds her animals during the –35 degree (yes, minus 35 degrees) weather of Alamosa in the winter. I bought the yarn in Harlingen, TX while shopping with Paula and Jean. Here’s what I came up with. She liked it!
Salai and I have birthdays a day apart, so we usually meet in July and give each other gifts. Since I won’t be in this area this summer Salai surprised me with a ball winder for my birthday gift. She also brought over a swift I asked her to buy for me through her connections.
I was so excited I ended up balling up 14 hanks of yarn. Now I’m ready for a few new projects.
I ordered some yarn from Jimmy Beans Wool for a project for another friend. When the yarn arrived I was surprised to see the package actually was imprinted with a pattern for a scarf! What a great marketing idea. I’ll definitely be ordering from them again.
Here’s the yarn I received….isn’t it beautiful? I love the colorway. Hay, Merlene, this is the start of your shrug.
I also finished another project from yarn I bought with Paula and Jean in Harlingen. It’s a shawl but with wristlets so the shawl stays on your shoulders. Thanks, Paula, for suggesting the addition of the red yarn periodically. I like the effect. This one is for me. It’s warm but easy to drive in or use the computer. Using all knit stitch it is a fast project … I knitted while watching TV at night.
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