Felicity Cowl

Felicity Cowl

Living in the bay area I've come to realize you need to be prepared for all sorts of weather. This week in particular has been in the mid to low 70s but the nights in the mid to low 40s. And we haven't even gotten to the Foggy Month! Layering becomes a necessary skill.

My Springtime Bandit has been working overtime and needed some relief from everyday wear.  After the trip to AVFKW and aquiring a few balls of Road to China Light I felt the only answer was more cowl.

Felicity Cowl

FELICITY COWL 

YARN
Road to China Light, Fibre Company (65% Baby Alpaca, 15% Silk, 10% Cashmere, 10% camel, 159yds.)
    2 skeins, color Garnet or your favorite fingering/sport weight yarn.

NEEDLES
US 6 (4mm) 24in circular needles or whatever you need to get gauge

NOTIONS
Stitch Marker

GAUGE
20 sts & 28 rows over 4inches in Flame Chevron pattern

Felicity Cowl

I plan on making many more to rotate through the wardrobe. It's the perfect thing to give you a kiss of warmth around your neck for those cool summer nights and Bay area afternoons!

Pattern coming soon!

Penelope

Penelope

I have a problem.  It's not that I can't say "no", it's just that I don't want to.

Wanna open another bottle of wine?  Yes.

Wanna *bake some chocolate chip cookies tonight? Yes

So when my LYS got their shipment of Madeline Tosh Sock my eye caught this gorgeous light cranberry color – Wanna knit something with me?  Oh hells yes.

Those two skeins barely touched the shelf  before I grabbed and clutched them close to my chest saying, "Mine."  See, I told you I have a problem.

The wheels in my head began turning.  I imagined a wide drapy scarf I could wear either once wrapped around my neck or nice and snug – depending on my mood and the cold Jersey air.

Penelope

I took out my trusty Barbara Walker Stitch Treasury (vol. 1) and found a perfect and simple lace patten.  Turns out it's such a popular stitch pattern that there was already a scarf using it called the Strangling Vines Lace Scarf on Ravelry.

What I used:
Two balls of Madeline Tosh, Amber Trinket
Needles: US 5 
Raveled 

Penelope

I call my scarf Penelope after a cute restaurant in midtown Manhattan that serves excellent chicken meatballs.  I went there a few weeks ago with my girlfriends and just love it's quaint ambiance.

The knitting continues to pile up on my needles and I keep thinking of more and more to knit everyday.

Wanna make a mini skirt?

Yup. It's a problem.

 *When I say bake, what I really mean is "take out the ready made Nestle Toll House from the refrigerator, break off a few blocks and eat them promptly out of the oven with a huge glass of milk."  

A Pair of Scarves

I know what you're thinking… scarves!?

It's July 23rd and it's 80 degrees out but I just couldn't help myself.  Part of it is Craig's fault.  When Patricia and I went to visit his store in Philly he had a great collection of scarves on his middle table. Since Monday, I just couldn't get scarves off the brain.  Then one of Trish's newer knitters came into the shopping working on a beautiful dropped stitch scarf in the Manos Silk Blend and then I knew I wanted one, too!

Gold Drop Stitch Scarf

But why start one scarf when you can start two?

Moonlight Blue

I've had a few balls of the Road to China light in my stash for a while and didn't know what to make of it.  A few clicks through Ravelry's pattern browser and we have thethe Midwest Moonlight scarf from Scarf Style.  (Ravelry Link

Both scarves have provided a nice break in between working a summery top on US2s even if I am getting weird looks from people walking back in tank tops and flip flops.  "Hah!" I say to them, my neck will be far warmer this fall and winter 😉