This week, I finished my August project for my LYS' AlphaKAL. We are 15 months into this 26 month challenge. I'm very excited that I haven't missed one yet. This month had the added bonus of finding something in my queue that would meet the criteria and that I had already purchased the yarn for!
I fell in love with my friend Purrlescent's Seashore Cowl last year. I am so happy to now have one for myself!
Pattern: Seashore Cowl by Milja Uimonen
The sizing for this cowl runs large. I am not normally a "small" person but I knew from my friend's experience that I would be ok knitting that size. If I knit this pattern again, I think I would consider shortening the first two mohair sections a bit. I think that they overpower the lace more than I would like.
Knit Picks Aloft in the Oat colourway (22g)
Knit Picks Capretta in the Pesto colourway (70g)
Interestingly, I found the Capretta to be less soft than other MCNs that I have tried but the Aloft was (IMHO) much softer that other mohair yarns I have used. For the price, I would certainly use both yarns again. I have quite a lot of the Capretta left. Coordinating fingerless mitts or a hat, perhaps?
4.0mm/US 6 fixed Signature Needle Arts Circular
Love these needles. I use them every chance I get. I'm sad that they aren't making the fixed circs anymore but will happily use my new Hiya Hiya interchangeable sharps (at a price point that is much easier on my wallet) instead.
This cowl can be worn in a capulet style or draped more around the neck.
I love it and am looking forward to experimenting with wearing it this fall!
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We finally have a year round Farmers Market close to our house! My family and I checked out the Symons Valley Ranch Farmers Market last weekend and had a great time. There was a playground and some cute animals for the kids. There was also lots of yummy meals and live music for lunch as well as a great selection of local and organic foods to purchase. My kids even made it onto the news about it (in a incredibly brief clip around 1:25). So awesome. I'm heading back today to stock up for the weekend.