Friday, July 11, 2008

In which I totally keep a promise

So, last time I said I would show you what I did when I couldn't knit.

Um, yeah, I bought yarn. Specifically Fleece Artist Seconds. For... cheap.

I bought four skeins of the basic merino sock in assorted colourways...





Which are now hanging out on my windowsill being 'inspiration' (they are so pretty). They are all oversized seconds, so I might get a pair out of these myself, and I may or may not play with some designy ideas. Maybe.


I also got two skeins of Fleece Artist Seawool seconds in some cozy brown colour. I decided I needed a man-cowl (ravelry link). I do not yet know if I can pull it off, but it is commmmm-fy.


(I just came out of the shower, hence the hair)


It was super simple, but would anyone like to see a little pattern written up?



Until next time, lovely people! I think it might be time for some non-yarn pictures, too, but we shall see.

(ETA Link)


Anonymous said...

Love the man-cowl, I totally think you can pull it off. I think I need to make me one. Pattern please!

theaudiochick said...

gorgeous! I'd also totally love to see a pattern. And what knitting time you lack, I think I make up for. Damn I want an actual job :(

Kai said...

Fantastic haul! Love the cowl and a pattern would be lovely. :)

Dave said...

You'll love working with the Fleece Artist sock yarn -- it's Nice Stuff. :-)

The colours in the cowl are gorgeous.

Ibunnysavetroy said...

I love the man cowl too, if only my boyfriend would wear one.... But I totally could go for one!

Carly said...

cowl pattern.. yesplease.

also, you can totally pull of the man-cowl look, espcially with beard.

Bekky said...

You can deffinatley pull off the cowl look - great colour for you.

Love the fleece artist sock yarn - I've never tried it, not sure if you can buy it in the UK - I'm going to hunt for it now though! Ta for the inspiration.

KnitXcorE said...

the man cowl is awesome.
who says ladies should have all the fun?

Zel, The Grimm Witch said...

The colors are awesome...where'd you get it? I bought mine from little knits. I haven't used it yet b/c I'm afraid to destroy the does look oh so pretty hanging out in the livingroom, though:)

RandomNotions said...

a very manly cowl indeed

Juanita said...

Very cool man cowl. Would love a pattern. =)

PurlingPirate said...

Pattern, yes please!!! Love it!!

Miss Fruitfly said...

the man-cowl looks hot. Mind sharing the pattern?