Yes, indeed! After a period of no camera, I am the proud owner of a Nikon D50, thanks to my dad, who happened to have one that he wasn’t using. And while I still have a lot to learn about it, I’m really enjoying the beast thus far, and snapping everything in sight. (If you’re my Flickr friend, you’ve probably noticed this.)
So you can see what I’m working on again. I finally caved and joined the Cowl Girls. These things really are irresistable, although I’m not really sure what I think of my own contribution to the genre. I had pictured the ruched bumps settling into more of an accordion shape than actually happened. But it’s very soft, and ZOMG do I love the color of this Malabrigo. So very rich and warm.
I’m going to write up a pattern for this sucker either way, because it’s darn easy, and someone might want to make one. The only issue is a name. Normally naming patterns isn’t a problem, but this one is stumping me. The bumps remind me of various seed pods, but Seed Pod is not a melodious name. If you have any brilliant suggestions, post them in the Comments.
The good thing about this particular cowl is that the extra ruched material traps a lot of air in it, so it’s very very warm. Of course, it’s summer time, so it’s not the most practical item to wear right now, but it should be very nice come winter.
I have a lot to update, but it’s too much for one post, so we’ll leave it with the cowl this time. Next: the stash, it has grown, thanks both to the generosity of knitters and the insatiable appetite for yarn that drives me.