It's a double-sided cowl, so I'm knitting in the round, which makes it go pretty quick.
One thing that I've discovered with cowls is that I prefer to have them long, so I can double wrap them and style them a bit better. Naturally, all of the cowls I've made up to now were on the shorter side. So, I'm on a cowl-making tear - which works nicely considering how cold the weather has been.
I've also picked up my mohair scarf again - the last skein of mohair kept sticking to itself and was a royal pain to knit with, so it had gone into a months-long timeout. I finally retrieved it and made it through to the next color, which is really pretty:
See the blue edge? Loving this. But in all honesty, the scarf is boring to make - just knit, purl, ad infinitum. Plus the yarn is slippery and if I'm not careful, my needles slide out when I'm close to the edges. I can't wait to be done with this project.
I finished my latest hat:
Pattern is Field of Wildflowers, and the yarn is Knitted Wit Worsted in Autumn Rainbow.
Close up - I love how the stitch pattern really shows off the variegated yarn colors!
I've already shown you pictures of me wearing my Autumn Leaves shawlette, but I had to do my traditional pictures with Paco modeling it:
This is his pensive, staring off into space pose...such a model!
And this is his "I know I look good" pose. I have to say, orange works on Paco.
Tomorrow is our running club's longest run of the season - 12 miles for the half group, and 21 miles for the full group. Naturally, the weather forecast for Saturday has been terrible all week - heavy thunderstorms. As of last night, it finally seems to be easing up on that prediction, so I think we're going to be able to do the run (USAFit's policy is no official running when lightening is present). I've been coordinating volunteers to work our water stops, stressing about the weather, gathering fuel (all kinds of GU and chews and donut holes), stressing about the weather some more, printing maps and figuring out when the volunteers should be at certain mile points...oh, and I'm also going to run 12 miles! Needless to say, I'll be really glad mid-morning on Saturday, when this all should be completed (weather permitting, fingers and toes crossed on this).
Have a great weekend!