I casted on six times. And ripped it out six times. Failure. Six times. Gah.
It was time to try a different pattern. A lush-ious one. And once I did, all was right in the knitting world again.
The swirl cowl had been in my queue for months. The admiral navy blue yarn had also been in my possession for months. The two were married in late February and a beautiful union it is. Together, they have movement, like waves, but still soft and warm enough to make any neck delightful.
The pattern flew by. Easy to follow, easy to read, easy to complete. I did skip the last repeat of rows 1-9 – my yarn was running out faster than anticipated. But even with a few rows shaved off, the cowl is a really nice length and finished up nicely. I learned my lesson from the last cowl I knitted and made sure to keep the CO and BO loose. Success in the department of slipping it over one’s head. *high fives*
The blue waves have made their way to Baltimore to keep the lovely Wendipants a little warmer. I’m always so happy to hear that I made someone’s day a little brighter.