The holidays are finally wrapping up. Wow. What a December it has been! We held a family gathering at our house last night – the final chapter in this year’s festivities (we aren’t much for New Year’s Eve). Anyway, the flu depleted our numbers somewhat, but it was really fun. I have been sick for over two weeks, and the whole city has fallen victim!
I made a mobius for a family friend and gave it to her last evening. She loved it and it looked great. I used my usual Easy Missoni Style Long Mobius Cowl pattern, with a little edge to it. I cast on 100 sts in a baby alpaca/bamboo blend held double with Kidsilk Haze. I started out on sz 10.5 needles for the main cowl. When I ran low of baby alpaca/bamboo, I switched needles to a sz 7 and using only the KSH, knit into BOTH loops of yarn to double my stitch count. I worked a few knit rows and then did a picot bind off. I pressed the edge and steamed the cowl to open it up a bit. Voila!
The light edge gave it a delicate look. Holding the Kidsilk Haze with the other yarn allowed me to knit it on much bigger needles and speed through the project.
I am now going to roll up some yarn and start something new. I have also made a couple of infinity scarves in BULKY yarn and sparkles for my daughter and me – though I think she has designs on mine!! Yes, my younger daughter asked me to knit her something…!!