Lore asked me if I wanted to test knit this scarf/cowl, after I've left a comment on her ravalry project page. Of course I wanted to do that! Seeing her photos of the finished cowl, I liked it.
pattern: Candles in the Wind by Loredana Gianferri
yarn: Wandering Cat Yarns Fluffy Cat Lite, colorway Steel. That's just wonderful yarn to work with, and to have next to skein. It's got a lovely drape as well. I'm glad I have more of it in my stash. I needed the whole skein, well with a few yards left over.
modifications: I did the double-start long tail cast on by Nancy Bush; because I was afraid of running out of yarn, I did three rounds less, one each for the candle, and on purl round in the middle; I didn't like the slip stitch "wick" of the candle, so I made it twisted stitches on the second half of the cowl.
Well, there you have it!
I'M NOT GOING TO SAY ANYTHING ABOUT THE WEATHER! I'M NOT!
Look what I've just discovered the other day! My giant peace lily in our dining room:
will have a lovely flower soon! First time since I've got it!