October 17, 2020 – A windy day

Goodness – I went outside to take a photo of a cowl I’m working on and nearly got blow over in the cold wind. And I see from my computer that we have “high wind warnings.” Yep, definitely windy and only 48 at the moment with some rain drizzling. A very good day to be inside (not that I’m outside most days!) 🙂 But I managed to snap a quick photo of the cowl start before it threatened to blow away.

It’s got several rows of beads added to dropped stitches so makes a wavy pattern. It’s rather fun to do. The pattern is Oscillo by Laura Nelkin which just came out earlier this week. I gathered up all the bead tubes and boxes to see what I had because it takes a lot of them. I don’t have a large selection of beads since I rarely use them but found enough I think to maybe even add a couple more rows of the beading which is just along the bottom edge of the cowl.

The first two rows of beads I’ve added are different colors since I don’t have enough of any one color but so far I’ve emptied two tubes with just about a dozen beads left over. I’m just using various pink/purple/blueish iridescent beads so hopefully will have enough to do each row a different color. And in light of today’s weather, maybe its a good thing that earlier this week I started a new pair of mittens for me.

Just a very basic pattern – The World’s Simplest Mittens by Tin Can Knits – and if you’ve never made a pair of mittens in the round before, I highly recommend this pattern and its free!