Friday, January 2, 2009

Wham bam

First project of the new year is completed! Let me tell you folks, it was a quickie. (And I said I was going to challenge myself this year? Hah! It's a garter stitch rectangle-- doesn't get much simpler than that!)

Pattern: Wham Bam Thank you Lamb (ravelry)
Designer: Insaknitty
Yarn: 75 yards of handspun, handpainted (in my favorite colors) merino wool gifted by my [wonderful] sister in law, Keri!
Needles: US #13 Addi Turbos
Time to Knit: 2 hours? really? are we serious?
Level of Love: Well considering I haven't removed it since these photos were taken, I'd say unreasonably high.

Talk about instant gratification, this project was great. Not only was it quick and easy, but it was a great piece for showcasing the beautiful yarn too. And yes, I've gone a little bit from hat happy to cowl happy, but (in my defense) I didn't actually get to keep the last two. Anyway, this pattern comes highly recommended--I'm sure I'll be making it again!


**Oh! Also, I've decided to start Project 365 on Flickr for 2009--who thinks I can do it?

11 comments:

Yarndude said...

Those cowls are so quick and easy to make. Yours looks so good! Also, that 365 thing sounds like a really neat idea. I'd say I'll do it as well, but I can't imagine that actually happening.

Kelly said...

ahhhh pretty pretty.
onward to many more cowls this year :)

the Lady said...

Congrats on joining 365. I've thought about it before, but now that I think about it now, what a perfect time to start! The beginning of the year seems just right. Lovely cowl.

Amy said...

Wow! I just got around to posting my knitting goals for 2009, and you already have a project done.

There are quite a few cowl patterns I've been eyeing. Nothing like instant gratification to pick you up!

Aunt Kathy said...

I haven't made a cowl yet, but i will this year. Insanknitty is a friend of mine, her stuff is great, isn't it? You look great in your cowl

amanda said...

Now why haven't I got a yarn-appreciating sister-in-law?

It looks scrumptious!

Camping Jason said...

Nice cowl.

You know, I've wanted to do the 365 project, but I don't know that I could keep up the positivity that's needed to take photos of oneself every day. Good luck!

Gotta Knit! said...

Love how that showcases your yarn.

frogginette said...

Oh, I love yours! I just made one too! Haven't actually blogged it yet...
Thanks for your comment on Flickr, I love your blog! You just got yourself another reader ;)

Zylo said...

Dies. That turned out so beautiful. I've been eyeing roving-like yarn for a while, but have already decided that I own too much. Knit what you got.

Twin XL said...

LOVE the color & chunky texture!