Sunday, December 2, 2018

I Blame Kathy!

If you read Kathy's blog (and if you don't, you really should) you know that she has knit up two Dewberry cowls. Hers are so lovely, that I just had to cast on one for myself:
Not only is it a beautiful pattern (which she says is also easy), but it lends itself well to Malabrigo Rios, one of my favorite yarns.

This is kind of a problem, because I'm supposed to be starting my Epic Knit, which is an amazing fair isle cardigan from Marie Wallin:
Is that not stunning? 

It's knit from the bottom up, so you start by casting on more than 350 stitches. Casting on that many stitches is so boring! I can't watch TV or listen to a podcast. It's all about counting. So I keep finding ways to avoid the start. I know, I need to develop some self-discipline.

It is going to take me forever. Marie Wallin is a British designer who runs an annual club of one pattern. I'll be shocked if I finish this in a year.

And since Hanukkah starts tonight, I want to gift you this hilarious and brilliant Hanukkah song:


Chag Sameach (Happy Holiday!)

14 comments:

  1. Happy Chanukah !!!!!!
    I'm glad you cast on a Dewberry. Your color choice is lovely. I can't wait to knit another.

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  2. Happy Chanukah! Wishing you a peace and joyful holiday.

    When I have a long cast on I use one of those clicker counters --- every 10 (or 20) stitches gets a click. I don't lose count so easily that way. That cardi will be stunning!

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  3. Just get that cast on done and enjoy what is ahead; that is an excellent pattern! How can we not be tempted by that Dewberry! lol

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  4. Happy Hanukkah! Can you believe it's here? seems like yesterday I was wishing for fall and sweating to summer weather. I love your dewberry!! Kathy does knit fun things and yes I do read her.

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  5. Happy Hanukkah!
    That sweater is to die for. Now it's all I can think of but it would take me the rest of my life and half of someone else's to get it done.

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  6. Happy Hanukkah!! That sweater... swoon!!! You are a knitting rock star! I bow to you!!

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  7. Your dewberry color is amazing! And that cardigan - I can't even imagine - lol. It will be a masterpiece.

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  8. Loved the video - Happy Hanukkah to you and your loved ones!

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  9. Happy Hanukkah!

    That Malabrigo yarn is absolutely gorgeous. It's already knitting up beautifully.

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  10. Happy Chanukah! I love Rios, too, and am going to cave and get that pattern.....thanks to you and Kathy! LOL

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  11. Love the cowl so far! That fair isle sweater does look like a big project, but will look so amazing when you finish it! I look forward to seeing you knit it. Have a good week!

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  12. That is going to be a lovely cowl. Happy Hanukkah.

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  13. Happy Hanukkah very late. I love Rios and your cowl is going to be wonderful. Have a lovely weekend.

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