Sunday, November 19, 2017

Advent Isn't Just About Christmas

Being a Jewish girl, I tend to tune out Christmas projects such as Helen Stewart's Knitvent. But then I saw Deb's post about the Land of Sweets Cowl, and I fell in love. Not only is it a gorgeous knit, but it is perfect for stash-busting.
Here are the scrap yarns I'm starting with. I have no idea if they are going to be enough, but in a squeeze I could force myself to buy more yarn! There is yarn that is designed just for the cowl, if you don't feel like stash-busting.

So, with ANOTHER cast-on coming up, I felt obliged to pick up a WIP, and what is more perfect for the season than a wool hat? This one is Snawheid by Kate Davies, knit in KnitPicks Telemark, a yarn that sadly has been discontinued.
Telemark was similar to Jamieson & Smith that Davies calls for, but more affordable! It softens with use, so I love the stuff. But I am almost out of the supply I bought years ago.

It's a cold weekend here. But I'm not complaining. It is perfect weather for cleaning and baking. Then this afternoon, we are celebrating Thanksgiving with Keith's family. 

Oh, the weekends just fly by!


17 comments:

  1. I love that hat! I have a sweater that almost matches (didn't make it myself, got it from Sundance).

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  2. Fun hat! Have fun with the cowl, too. What a great way to use up scraps. I did an Advent scarf once but stopped at day 17 as it was getting very long. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  3. Love that hat! Also like the way you arranged your cowl yarn in a wreath!!

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  4. Happy Thanksgiving early. I love those yarns for that wonderful cowl. I can't wait to have four days off in a row later this week. I hope to get in some yarn time after all the Thanksgiving clean up and Holiday decorating. Enjoy your week.

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  5. Oh, that cowl is gorgeous! And, yes to stashbusting! It seems that winter winds and cold have arrived overnight.

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  6. Ambitious project for the cowl-enjoy! The hat is superb!

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  7. That hat is divine!!! I love Kate Davies. I need to clear up some UFO's so I can have a go at that.

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  8. Your cowl will be so fun! I often think of all my Jewish pals who have to ENDURE all the Christmas Hype. It is overwhelming for all of us at different times. I love when our holidays collide!

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  9. How fun to find a project that can use scrap yarn. I love the colors you selected for the cowl and will eagerly follow your progress.

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  10. Oh wow! Love both the hat and the cowl. I really like the idea of using up some of the scrap yarn on something smaller than a blanket plus, I love how the colors change mid lace pattern. Yours will be beautiful!

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  11. Love your hat - gorgeous! And that cowl looks like it will be a lot of fun to knit. Can't wait to see in-progress pictures.

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  12. The hat is beautiful. I'm excited to see how the cowl comes out!

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  13. I love how your hat is turning out!I really love the white snowflakes on the blue background. Have fun with knitting your cowl, looks like it will be colorful knit.

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  14. Oh I wish I could knit. I can crochet a bit. I have told myself to set apart some time to learn but it happens!!

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  15. Love those snowflakes on your hat! Too cute!

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  16. Hope you had a lovely thanksgiving. The hat is going to be fabulous and the cowl is lovely and a perfect stashbuster.

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  17. love your flakey hat!!! the white flakes pop against the prettiest robin's egg blue :)

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