Cowl Me

I know, I know, I promised to blog this past weekend and I didn't. That's me, I just don't keep my promises. Shame.

But look what I do have:

One sock! This is the Through the Loops Mystery Sock-along sock--so far it's a single sock without a mate, but I hope to finish the second one by the end of the month so I can post it to the group and be entered in the contest for more sock yarn. Because who doesn't need more sock yarn?

Not sure if I'll keep this pair or pass them along to my sister--I'm behind on Christmas knitting (of course!), so making them a gift seems the most logical thing to do.

Still plugging away on the Tangle Yoke sleeves (1 sleeve down, 1 to go), but I came down with a bout of startitis the other night and just had to knit something new. I've been meaning to knit myself a scarf (and a hat, and some gloves and . . . ), but haven't gotten around to it yet, so I decided a quick "transition" accessory was in order. I went with A Noble Cowl, and used my beloved Manos del Uruguay silk blend:

You can't really see the lace pattern very clearly here, but it's pretty and warm and not itchy, and that's what counts.

I did order the yarn for my scarf and gloves from The Loopy Ewe earlier this week--after which they promptly added some Malabrigo lace and sock yarns to their stock. Bummer. It would just be ridiculous to order from them again so quickly. So I keep reminding myself there will be plenty o' yarn to buy this weekend at Stitches!