I have started 3 of Alana Dakos' 'Shawl Collared Cowls' after seeing one at Soper Creek Yarn on Saturday.
On the first one, I used Bergère de France Merinos doubled. I'm about half done.
While in Newmarket yesterday for a sewing class at The Quilt Store, I wandered into the back into The Yarn Store and found some Debbie Bliss Paloma, an i-cord type yarn consisting of 60% baby alpaca and 40% merino wool. I used that yarn on the Shawl Collared Cowl III and finished it this evening.
Today, Jennifer and I ventured to the Woodstock Fleece Festival. We had lots of fun. I snagged a couple of colourways of Malabrigo Sock Yarn - Solis and
Holden Shawlette on display in a beautiful plum-coloured tonal yarn. But alas, there was no more of that colourway in stock so I bought the more purple, Inner Peace colourway instead. It is 75% superwash merino, 20% nylon and 5% stellina (sparkly stuff).
I need to have a couple of projects ready to take to Rhinebeck on Thursday. It's about an 8 hour drive each way and the three of us will be sharing the driving. We'll each have 5 hours and 20 minutes to knit in the car each way.
5 more sleeps!