Saturday, February 8, 2014

I made it! It's cold!

In case you missed my last couple of posts, I've had a busy month!  Thank you all for all of your support before the big move, and for your support (or jaw dropping shock) of my resolutions.  I'll have more on my pattern stash using once I go through it all.  And, now that I've finally made it to Chicago, I can truthfully say that it is COLD.  Which leads me to my latest make, twig.



The pattern is twig from Tiny Owl Knits (I'm pretty obsessed with all of her designs, btw, check them out if you're a knitter!).  I wanted to get pictures of it for you guys right away, before it got all worn, but that would have involved me taking it off my neck.  Which I have not done.



For me, this pattern marked two life-changing hurdles in knitting land.

1. CABLES!  I have been knitting since I was 12, and have never made anything with cables!  I finally tackled them with this project, and I honestly don't know what took me so long.  They're not hard at all, although you definitely have to pay attention to what you're doing--even more so than with lacy patterns, in my opinion.   Maybe I'm just biased, though :)

2.  HiKoo's Caribou Yarn.  OH. MY. GOD.  You guys, this is some seriously awesome fluffy stuff.  It is so warm, and I don't know how I ever lived without it.  I honestly want to line every pair of gloves, hat, socks, and hats with it forevermore.  The pattern describes it as squishy like a fluffy bunny.  Enough said.



Overall, this was a pretty fast make.  The bulky weight yarn keeps it moving along, looks great with the cables, and the squishy lining yarn is so warm and amazing. 

Seriously, though.  I live in Chicago now.  It's like -5 everyday.  If your neck is cold, I promise this will help.



Details:
Pattern: Twig by Tiny Owl Knits
Yarn: Cascade Lana Grande in Camel / HiKoo Caribou in White

Full Ravelry notes here.


4 comments:

  1. Adorable!!! You need a giant one of these cowls to wrap your entire body up in... it's too friggin cold right now.

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  2. Ooooh love that warm chunky scarf! Would love to see it IN PERSON sometime ;)

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  3. I love it and you look perfect, even if it is -5 out!!

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  4. Superrrrr cute! I haven't made any of her patterns, but now I definitely see that I need to!

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