I don’t know where I heard it or if I’m even remembering it right, but I think one of the Signs of Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Hmmmmm.
Fir Cone Thrap (yes, that does say THRAP – my idea of a throw/wrap combination) ETA: yarn is Cascade 220, The Heathers #2453, Copper Heather.
Yep, I started yet another project. That would be the “doing the same thing over and over” part. The expecting different results part? urm, maybe I could actually finish something?????
Honestly, I was sitting on the couch, doing Plastic Canvas (yes, I did just type that. Do I like Plastic Canvas? NO. But it is a project for work and I’m conservative committer when it comes to participating at work – so I had to stitch 10 canvas squares – I’m done. My elbows hurt. And all I can say for next time? NOT IT.) Anyway, couch, sitting, plastic canvas and I was chilly. And I looked to the left – no warm, toasty fire going in the fireplace. And I looked to the right – eeeks! My Totally Autumn throw is in my bedroom. Then I went to thinking how I don’t have that many throws or good, warm wraps. And hey – didn’t I just tell Weezalana not too long ago how I lurved her Fir Cone wrap? But wait – wouldn’t that pattern be awesome in a darker color that perfectly matches our couch. And wow! I just happen to have that BW Treasury and the yarn?
You see where this was going, yes?
Sure, I could have started a fire in the fireplace. But I suck at that. Really – I think I would be the only person you’ve ever met that couldn’t start a fire at all. And of course, I could have gotten up and gotten the other throw out of my bedroom. But that would have left me with the same problem. Winter is coming and I’m short on the throws. See? And the heating oil price…..oy.
I could justify practically anything, so if you ever need a justification just email me at anyexcuseyouneed@Ihaveit.com
So, thence comes the calculations, the swatchification and the casting on – seriously – I could have looked on Ravelry first where you can see this, and this ….or even this. But no, it was much more fun to just figure it out myself, being I didn’t want to spend the time walking into my bedroom to get that other throw….you know, totally makes sense, see?
Anywho. This is an easy, repeatable pattern and I could just call it my Rhinebeck take-along project, right? (Lets not even address for one second the fact that yarn will be boughten at Rhinebeck and I wouldn’t think of casting on with it right then and there. Lets. Not.)
Something I’m really looking forward to? Marie Grace’s upcoming Tutorial on Twist Stitches/Traveling Stitches – I’ve always been interested in learning more about that and I’m excited about reading it.
I’ve recieved three very nice blog awards in the last few weeks – sorry I haven’t posted about it, but I would like to take the time to pass these along and, well, with all the project starting/stopping and justifications – I’ve strangely run into some shortages of the time. I do so love the awards – and that you read this blog? So amazing to me still. Thank you!
There are a few more Good Luck Cowls that have been finished! Sarah knit hers out of handspun alapaca, Lucinda’s is a beautiful red and I love the colorway HPNY KNits picked for hers. I’m thinking I would love to keep a gallery page of the finished cowls, so if you want, send me a link to your photo and I’ll start doing that – and thanks for taking the time to knit the pattern!
Ok – well, the sun is strangely coming out and it may end up being a nice day after all – enjoy!