Finding evermore ways to bring purple into my life.
My version of the Philly Cowl, knit with almost an entire skein of Manos, it finished up a bit smaller than expected but I just blocked it aggressively and love the way it turned out. Originally I thought about making a hat, maybe this one or even this one, but each time I cast on and started working them up, it just didn't feel right so I frogged them and stared at Ravelry some more. Finally, inspired by these versions I settled on this cowl.
It took some practice to get the pattern right, but overall I'm super thrilled with this cowl. Wool though it is, I'm thinking I can layer it over a couple T's and stretch it into spring. Especially since spring is late coming in these parts.
Things I'm loving today:
-Hearing my neighbor sing to his daughter as they leave the apartment and prepare for a walk around the neighborhood. The song is in Farsi so I have no idea what it's about, but he has a beautiful voice and sings with real emotion.
-The skies outside are beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. The CA girl in me never thought I'd say that about the type of blue sky that emerges for 40-degree weather, but I've been aching for signs of spring for weeks now. After I finish this and gather my list of groceries to buy, I'm off for a short jaunt myself and then a quick stop by the grocery store.
-Ginger snaps and milk for breakfast.
-Lying in bed and reading.
-The unknown possibilities of the day.
[Things I'm not loving today: finals. But that's another story.]