Monday, September 12, 2011

Merope Cowl

Merope cowl was an extra pattern of Romi Hill's ebook 7 small shawls to knit: Year One. I've made it a while ago. It's made with Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Sport. The red is not THAT searing at all. It's more like the last photo, actually more like blood red. It's a little tight for my neck. I can't stand turtle necks, or other tight things, so I'm hoping that DD Hannah will like it, and wear it. This was a quick, and fun knit. I might make it with worsted weight yarn again, to fit a little bit more relaxed around my throat.

Merope's cowl

pattern: Merope cowl by Romi Hill

Merope's cowl

Merope's cowl

pumpkin pie pan cakes

I'm the worst pancake flipper of all times! But that didn't mess with the taste at all. I've read about pumpkin pancakes here at TobyKnits, and had to give them a try. I did use a real egg though, and just butter and Maple syrup. I added a dash of cinnamon as well. I've made it three!!! times since I first tried it (probably because now I've got an open can of pp filling to use up too), and I'm still not tired of it.

Wandering Cat Yarns Jungle Cat

Last week I've finished another test knit for Stephen West. That's the left over yarn. It's Wandering Cat Yarns Jungle Cat, a Bamboo blend yarn. There would have been nothing left over at all, but I decided to do the bind off with a contrasting color. I think the pattern will be released at the end of this month, so no other pictures until then.

I took these pictures back in February! The sofa is long gone by now. There was always something else to show you.
Feb. 20

Nom, nom, nom!

Feb. 20

Happy was there first, enjoying his bone, when Denny parked himself right beside him, and started chewing a bone of his own. Sadly that never happens anymore.



Anonymous said...

I love your pets, they are very tender.

Have a nice week! :o)

Toby said...

I'm glad I could pass the pumpkin pancake addiction on to you. :)

If you get tired of the pumpkin pancakes, a scoop of pumpkin (with cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger) is pretty good in oatmeal too.

Martina said...

I love the Merope Cowl - very beauty!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

That's a neat cowl. Are you on a red kick?

Virginia G said...

Love the cowl! The red is fantastic, and the pattern looks lovely.

Susan said...

Mine do that cough/hack thing too when they're chewing rawhides. It doesn't seem to matter how many rawhides are kicking around the house, there is one that everyone wants because one of them has got it good and soft. It becomes quite the powerplay at times.

That's such a pretty cowl! I can't stand tight necks either so I hear you.

Rhonda said...

Can't wait to see it. I never get tired of seeing those pups.

AdrieneJ said...

I'm not really a cowl-wearer, but that one is so pretty that I might have to give them a shot!

I can never leave my doggie with a rawhide bone for too long, because he tends to gorge on it and then throws it up later, even the small ones. He's used to us taking it off him after about ten minutes, but it makes him very possessive of his bones!

ikki said...

The Cowl looks lovely!

And now I know what to in the evening...pancakes :)

Denny is as lovely as allways. Our Klaus is in that ages when they destroy everything...furnitures, house, all. I am not so happy for that, but still I love him!

Hugs to everybody!

Carrie#K said...

Turtlenecks drive me crazy too but the cowl is very pretty!

No more bone chewing love fests? It's all about mine, mine, mine now?

susannasplace said...

Ich melde mich mal auch wieder aus der Versenkung und muss sagen... ich liebe Deine Hunde und deren Erlebnisse. Du schreibst immer so herzerfrischend, dass ich doch innerlich lachen muss.

LG Susi

2paw said...

It's a beautiful cowl and I love the points and the lacy pattern!!
Oh pumpkin pancakes/pikelets sound delicious!! the first couple that mess up are called Dog Pikelets here!!!
Happy and Denny look so sweet, I know that cough sound and Happy's lick is very cute!!

Anonymous said...

The cowl is GORGEOUS. I admire your blocking skills.

Anonymous said...

Mmmmmmm... pumpkin pancakes sounds fabolous! I must try those as soon as humanly possible!
Lovely cowl!

Claudia Bugh said...

Don't they cuddle anymore? Was it because Maggie was introduced? That makes me sad. Is Denny mellowing with time?

I really love your cowl. I think that would look amazingly cool on. Hannah will love it!

I am terrible at flipping pancakes too ~ those pumpkin ones sound delicious!