I'm guest posting for Catherine this week. I have a couple knitting projects that need a little blog time and Catherine is currently between projects (except for my scarf, which is still in progress). Hmm, maybe I should make her write my book report posts. Let's abandon that thought for the moment.
Before Second Christmas, Mom started dropping hints about how she really loves the knitted cowls from Catherine and Monika, but would like a brown one to...I don't know, go with her brown clothes? So, I found an interesting pattern on Ravelry and some lovely Eco Alpaca by Cascade Yarns at Paradise Fibers, my AMAZING local fiber store and...
Mom seems to be quite fond of her new cowl--at least, she tells me she's wearing it and has received several compliments from people at school. Yes, let them covet the cowl. It's all part of my master plan to begin a knitting empire by selling cowls to teachers at the local elementary school. It will be an empire built on arthritis in my fingers.
Sadly, I don't usually remember to include my knitting assistant, Matilda, in my finished and process pictures. Rest assured: she assists in everything I knit...and do. You'll know this to be true once you receive a knitted gift and find little black hairs clinging persistently to the baby alpaca fibers. Matilda just wants her fibers to be mixed with the fibers of other animals. She's very inclusive that way. Plus, look at her floofy skunk belly!