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Being ultra prepared this year, and knitting my winter accessories nice and early. I had been eyeing up the La-La-Love-You cowl at Popknits for quite sometime, and decided to treat myself to some Malabrigo merino worsted yarn in Verde Adriana (green is my favourite colour) – the yarn recommended in the pattern. I had a few problems with this one. I couldn’t get my head around the instructions for knitting on a circular needle, so opted for double pointed instead. Unfortunately, this meant that I was forever moving stitches back and forth between needles to cope with all the yarn overs etc. Also, being new to lace knitting, mistakes were inevitable, so there was a fair bit of ripping back to be done! It hadn’t dawned on me to run a piece of yarn through the stitches to give me a point to work back to (until Bryony pointed this out to me!)- but this is a technique I will employ from now on (particularly when I get round to attempting the lace shawl!!). Without mistakes this would have been a mega quick knit (for me)- possibly just 2 or 3 evenings.  I have mixed feelings about the finished results. It is lovely in itself, but a touch wide for my scrawny neck! May not provide the necessary warmth in the brutal Yorkshire winter unless pinned…

La-La-Love_You cowl

La-La-Love-You cowl

Which allows me to show off another mini project.. The heart pin I’ve attached here was made in an evening. Such a quick knit, and ideal as a gift. It was constructed in 2 parts, and then stitched together around a heart-shaped piece of card, with a small bit of stuffing adding bulk. I’m simply pinning with a safety pin, but I hope to eventually swap this for a proper brooch pin. Sweet! The pattern was freely available from knitbot, and all it requires is a wee bit of leftover yarn from the stash.


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