Reading all of the post-Maryland Sheep and Wool blog entries in knitblogland has brought to the fore in a very glaring way (at least to me) the shallowness of this here attendee. While others used verbs such as "meet", "encounter", "experience" as they detailed the fabulous time they had hooking up with friends new and old, admiring the animals, and appreciating the mountain music practitioners, my verbs were all related to consumption and acquisition: "buy", "obtain", "purchase", "score" and "eat". I am a bad person. But I am still riding high on my new yarn, and have it in a special bag that I take out at night for talismanic fondling and whiffing.
I did put my new yarn away long enough to make another cowl. Now you know I am all about LB, and any pattern that she comes out with, I am just automatically on board. (Kind of like those bands you loved when people still bought albums, and you waited patiently for their album to come out on that magical Tuesday and you scooped it up immediately). So when Miss Thing posted Grassy on Stitch Marker, I was all over it, enough so that I bought my pal Kim a copy, in a passive-aggressive attempt to shame her into doing it, too.
Pattern: Grassy by Larissa Brown
Yarn: Crystal Palace Merino Print 5 in #108, one skein exactly
Needles: Size 6 16'' circs
Mods: Seriously? Why?
I just love this cowl, it might be favorite one yet. I love the fanning out of the lace pattern. I could well imagine this cowl in many, many different yarns and think this might be at the head of the class in terms of last minute knitted gifts (you hear that chevron?). Let's all remember this majestic cowl sometime next fall when we are scrambling for holiday gifts. I have one more cowl up my sleeve, and then I might be taking a break: the Gloria cowl in my A Verb For Keeping Warm new silk/alpaca blend...