tisdag 25 december 2012

Only a Mad Person...

I started knitting this really big cowl in October and it took me nearly two months to finish it.
Over five hundred stitches in one row on needles 2.5 mm – no one in their right mind would even consider such a project. It also took a lot more yarn than I originally thought.

But in the end it was so worth it.

The Britta Cowl
I have worn it nearly every day since it was finished. It's big and warm and has been perfect this cold and snowy winter. Plus the flower pattern makes it look as if I´m wearing a summer meadow.

The yarn is the new Zauberball 100 in a hundred percent wool. It is very soft and light, which is good because a heavier yarn would have added quite a bit of weight to a big piece of knitting like this.

I surprised myself by finishing it. It's not like me at all. So I'm very happy. About the cowl.

I'm a lot less happy about what happened to my laptop on Christmas Eve. It crashed. It wasn't even that old. I do have a back up, so I hope that all my patterns have been saved. Or  I will have my work cut out for me in 2013...

And this blogpost is courtesy of Teenage daughter who not only lent me her computer, but also took the picture above and photoshopped it. That's true Christmas spirit.
So better late than never – I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!