The word is popping up all over...
The patterns are emerging on Ravelry and blogland...
It's enticing in its all encompassing ability to be a one-size-fits-all-perfect-gift...
It's a stash buster... it's a new look.. it's easy...
it's a cowl !
And yes, I'm hooked!
I was recently asked by another friend if I would test knit a new yarn line for her -
it's a combination of merino - anogra rabbit (think sooffffffffffttttt) Yes, it's super soft. It is hand dyed, hand spun. It's heavenly.
She sent me a skein of about 200 yards - and so I began testing out the cowl theory.
Here's a sneak peek at my progress today (yup.. just one day.. it is indeed fast.. that is 5 inches worth!)
I will eventually block it out so that it will be much more lacey looking than it appears right now, and I will be sharing the pattern in the future, so stay tuned.
In the meantime, you can see her (and buy some of this divine yarn) at Black Sheep Gathering. She'll be at the Duncan Drum Carder booth in the middle building. Her name is Cheryl, and you can tell her I said hi :-)
About ten minutes from my home, there is a pier called Boston Harbor. On that sweet little pier, I found out that I can rent a sailboat! (I am in heaven!) Take a look see as to the bay that I will have a chance to sail in (very soon I hope). (click to make bigger) You can see the Olympic Mountains in the background.. sigh..
There is just nothing quite like the soft jingle of sailboat rigging in the air. I am so delighted about this.
I had spoken to a dear old friend last February about wanting to find a place to sail - and here it is, so very close. .... so come on out - don't let the "liquid sunshine" of Washington scare you off (it never stops any of us.. nothing ever has a "rain date" scheduled)
Typical Pac NW residents go out rain or shine... and I'm going to be sailing. photos will be coming
as soon as I can wrangle a full day off.
And finally, just because they make my heart sing, here are some more photos from my garden.. these are for Jane ('cause she loves them too!)... a few of my Columbine.
It's almost summer!