Category: Knitting

Adventures in Knitting

I never thought I’d knit. I’ve tried a few times in the past — even in the past year — and it never worked. I’ve described it several times as trying to tie my shoes with chopsticks.

But right before Christmas, it just clicked. I was playing around with some yarn and needles and, suddenly, I was knitting. And I pretty much haven’t stopped since.

A sweet friend passed along some cashmere yarn she’d bought, a set of mini skeins, so I hit up Ravelry for pattern ideas. Rather than go with something safe, I decided to try a more interesting project: the Pepperberry Love cowl. Lots of color changes and knitted in the round.  Definitely the thing for someone who’d just learned to knit!

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It was a little challenging and I learned a lot from making it. I stopped a little short because it was more than tall enough. The yarn is soooo soft and I love the different colors that I used. It definitely goes with everything!