Time (and yarn!) have been flying around here lately. We’ve been on the west coast for our oldest son’s law school graduation and are now back home for child #3’s high school graduation. And all sorts of stuff in between! Allergy season and a heavy dyeing schedule (there is a lot of new yarn in the shop for you to check out) have cut into my knitting time, but I wanted to share a couple of projects with you.
I’ve finished my Ceramic Flowers cowl and am in love with it! It’s long enough to wear doubled for warmth (which I was surprised to need in San Francisco last weekend) but really pretty and decorative in a long loop in Elliebelly Pussy Willow, a 50 silk/50 merino yarn. It also doubles as a convenient cat warmer.
We knit Ceramic Flowers as part of the Elliebelly KAL this April, and it was hit across a wide variety of base yarns. You can also knit it in different weights, and could move up to an aran or even a bulky version by doing two pattern repeats instead of three (I chose to do two with my worsted weight version and am really happy with the result). You cast on the long number of stitches and work in the round from top to bottom, so adjustments easy. Some of my other favorite Elliebelly versions were Elizabeth’s version, also in Pussy Willow, Kate’s in Elliebelly Silky Wool, and Eleanor’s in Naiad Organic Merino (I had to include one of her early pictures, because I love her Liberty Fabric bag so much!)