Friday, March 15, 2013


Need I say more? Sorry for the blog silence. I had an academic bomb dropped on me last Friday and have been trying to recover while studying, teaching, etc. :P I learned I have a mere three weeks now to cram for my final comprehensive exam! It's terrifying!

Here's the good news: I'm officially on Spring Break. Woohoo! What will I be doing, you might ask? Studying for that comp! And knitting. Lots of knitting!

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Pattern: Rainbow Twist by Thao Nguyen
Yarn: Malabrigo Rasta in Abril
Needles: US 11 and 8 held together to = US 19
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It's getting warmer (today, anyway), so I better show you the last few truly winter knits . I whipped this one up pretty quickly. I fell in love with my friend Ann's Rasta cowl, but mine wasn't coming out as great, so I switched patterns. This one is pretty good. It's not terribly practical because it sits low on the neck and isn't tall enough to shield from the icy wind, but it looks really nice with whatever I wear. I think two skeins of Rasta would have made it more practical.

The cables are really hard to do even with a cable needle, so don't try it without! I struggled trying to make them look "right", but just go with the pattern and they work out in the end. I think it's a great way to use up every bit of a skein of Rasta. The pattern really shows off the great colors and adds just a little bit of interest. I don't have any needles larger than US 11, so I did an experiment to see if I held two needles together of sizes that added up to a US 19, whether they would give me the gauge of a 19. They did! It's a little bit of a pain to knit with two needles like that, but once I got into the rhythm, it wasn't so bad. I don't work with super bulky yarn enough to justify buying huge needles, so this is a good alternative.

This month has started out as a slow knitting month, but I'm hoping next week I'll have lots of time to start things and to share with you! I'll catch up on my blog-reading this weekend. I've really missed you guys. :( I'm glad to be back after a rough two weeks! Tell me: what are you knitting for spring?

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