I finally started on my new cowl this weekend. It’s one of those projects that you see someone else do and you’re inspired to make one yourself. Originally I was going to do one with beads, but then I couldn’t find a pattern, and I wasn’t inspired enough to try and figure one out, and I had a few other things I needed to complete before I started this. I know, excuses excuses! That said, I found a nice simple pattern on raverly.com, did a gauge, found I’m way off, and figured out how many extra stitches I should cast on to make it the right length. It’s hard to tell if I did since I’m knitting in the round. But I’m liking the feel of the yarn and the handle of it, so I’ll continue.
If this turns out nice, or even close, I think I’ll just make some adjustments and make another one with beads. After all I did order two hanks of this yarn, and I really do like beads! I just want to be a little more comfortable with the sizing before I do!
On a fun note, my granddaughter was over with her parents the other day. Since her my (my daughter) was 39 weeks along in her pregnancy I offered to give her a manicure and pedicure . My granddaughter saw all of my nail polish colors and exclaimed, “Nana, you have soooo many colors!” I told her it’s good to have a choice, and told her to pick out a color for her nails as well. She said she wanted a rainbow manicure, and then sang me the rainbow song! Way too cute. I did her nails, and for the next hour she sat with her hands up not touching anything. But it turned out well and she even let me take a picture.