Tuesday, September 21, 2010

for the cold snap

Have I told you about the yarn shop that Kristyn and I discovered when she was here visiting this summer?  It's in a little town not terribly far from my house.  It's right on the road that I take when the girls go to their Thursday classes.....It's dangerous. very dangerous.  Kristyn and I spent about 2 hours in there...and yes, our checkbooks took a hit.  Lana, the owner, has the shop stuffed full of wonderful yarns and a plethora of projects. 
One of the many projects that caught my eye was this seed stitch cowl (ravelry link).  I must say, had I seen the original pattern, I wouldn't have even considered knitting it.   But seeing it done up in a color that I would wear, sold me on it right away. 
This pattern knit up quickly on size 11 needles. It was interesting enough to keep my attention but not too tricky.  I think I'll wear this a lot, even around the house when the days get chilly.  The weather here is too warm to wear it right now, but I'm ready for the next cold snap. 
Here's the knitty gritty:
Pattern: Seed Stitch Cowl, Vogue Holiday 2009
Yarn: Trendsetter Yarns, Granito color 4 Cactus Flower ~ I used 3 balls
Needles: size 11 circulars
Modifications: none...other than yarn choice.
Special thanks again to my photographer...Maggie. 
I only had to call bug her 3 times to get all these photos...she was very patient with me.  (thanks girl!)


20 comments:

Christina said...

It's beautiful! I love the colors.

From All Stitched Up said...

I love your cowl. The top picture is great too. There's nothing like a good yarn shop to inspire you.

Anonymous said...

Your welcome Mom. Even though i grumble about it, deep down i really do enjoy helping you out. And we have lots of good laughs while doing it!

Maggie

Gloria said...

Very, very beautiful! I don't know how in the world you do this. Amazing work!!
How fun that you have the memory of you and a dear friend going to this shop. Thanks for sharing!
sweet blessings to you,
Gloria...@}~`}~~~

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Thank goodness for your photographer. Maybe she can put these shots in a portfolio someday! The cowl turned out so great. I must make me one of those -- after I finish the ten thousand other projects that are underway around here. Somehow, I think you understand.

wayside wanderer said...

Lovely, and what great colors. I have not knitted anything that big yet. Will I ever be able to do such things?
The yarn store up the road from me has a crochet/knit club called Fiber Floozies. I like that name so well it makes me want to go. :D

The WoodLand School said...

Gorgeous! I can just imagine how cozy this will be during those chilly winters ...

NessaKnits said...

Beautiful!

lapdogknits said...

beautiful, love the colors, maybe sometime I'll get by your area and check out this yarn shop.. thanks for sharing

Stephanie said...

I love the way the cowl looks under your jacket, very nice! Yarn shops can be very dangerous, but very fun :)

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Love the colors! What a perfect accessory for fall.

Larissa said...

Awesome knit! Fits you beautifully, Lisa. This is more than just a cowl - it's a fashion statement. i love how you styled it with a black tee.

Maggie's comment made me smile - now that i'm taking blog pictures again the kiddos and i giggle a lot more about the subject of mama's photos. Blogging is truly a good thing.

Heather said...

I love the colors that you chose, and it looks like it knit up beautifully. I like the idea of something that drops down into the chest and shoulder area as well, for some extra added wamrth. I think that this will be a project for the coming weekend. Just beautiful

Kristyn Knits said...

looks awesome lisa! can't wait to start mine! love the photos maggie took. you might have to start watching where your camera is...

crafting uk mum said...

i love the cowl.. i may try and knit one up for my niece

Designs on 47th Street said...

Lovely ~~ just lovely. You know, it was cold enough last Sunday that my daughter and I sat around with winter scarves wrapped around our necks as we sat writing out wedding reception invitations! It does certainly make you feel warmer..warmer and fuzzier!?!

Loved reading Maggie's comment here! :)

Donna

amanda said...

The cowl is perfect! How does it feel under a jacket? Pretty toasty I should think?

Missouri Mommy said...

where is this little shop and are they on the internet? I would love to talk sometime! By the way, did you hear we are expecting #5?

Firefly said...

Oh such a pretty cowl! And don't you just love a good yarn shop? But you're so right; they can be quite dangerous ;).
Happy fall to you,
G

val said...

What a dangerous place to have to take your girls to school!! But it looks to have been worth every penny from your cheque book; that cowl is just so versatile an cosy; you will be sure to be ready for the crisp cold days ahead.
All God's seasons are great!
Val xx Oxfordshire UK