Sunday, May 15, 2011
French Press Cowl
If there is one thing I'm basically always game for, it's a good ol' KAL. To me there is nothing more fun than doing a project at the same time as a bunch of other knitters because you guarantee that you'll have an instant cadre of people who can help you out when you stumble or hesitate. And you're there as well to give advice and cheer your KAL pals along. It's a win-win scenario!
Pattern: French Press Cowl by Larissa Brown
Yarn: Madelinetosh Vintage in "Amber Trinket" for the cowl and "Golden Hickory" for the iCord. Ever the Apple® Addict, I know...
Needles: Size 8
Mods: None at all!
I just love Larissa's patterns. I used the word 'offbeat' to describe them on Ravelry...and it seems so apt. She is the queen of likable patterns that have just enough of an odd little twist that make them thoroughly hers. This cowl firmly cements my love for her because it is so darn versatile as you can wear it a myriad of ways: over the shoulders, loose around the neck, cinched up with the iCord. You name it!
This pattern is quite appropriately named, as we have just rediscovered the joys of the French Press coffee maker around these parts. Not quite sure why I ever started using the drip maker--convenience perhaps? In any case, something possessed me to break out my French Press pot a few weeks ago and WOW it's like it's not even the same beverage. Yes it takes longer, but if I don't have time to drink coffee the way is was meant to be consumed, then what's the point?
I have been busily knitting away on several projects that I need to finish before I leave for France next week. Yes, I'm off for two weeks to supervise a study abroad trip. Yeah.... Ahem. You know the drill: manically finish a few WIPs so I can spend loads and loads of time deliberating about what the perfect travel project might be. Any suggestions?