Thursday, June 27, 2013

Albers Cowl

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Happiness is the Albers Cowl.  You know how it is when you find just the right pattern and just the right yarn for wherever it is you’re at?  This project was exactly what I wanted.  I was captivated, and even monogamous, which is not my usual way.  Log cabin construction is just endlessly interesting, and these squares went everywhere with me this week.  Love.  This is sock yarn on US #2 needles, which, as I think about it, seems like it would take a long time.  It seems like it should have, but I guess I was just fascinated by the whole thing.  I went at a rate of about one square a day, and I made four so it would wrap twice and be all cozy.  Ridiculous in this heat (yes, heat!  Ah, summer in New York!) to have all this wool on my neck, but such is my life. 

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So tough, the selfie.  I should just get out the tripod.

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These are all sock yarns, and they were all in my cupboard. (Two different oranges?  I wanted two different pairs of orange socks?)  Two or three of them are leftovers from something else—the lightest pink is the last remnant of my Purl Soho Spud and Chloe, the yarn that didn’t fly off the back of the Staten island Ferry into New York Harbor, only because I was clinging to it for dear life—and the rest is either Louet Gems Super Fine (colors Citrus, Bright Red, and Pearl Gray) or Cascade Heritage Silk (colors 5610 and 5648) or one beautiful skein of orange semi-solid handpainted Merino Wool from Ellen’s Half Pint Farm.  

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There’s a lot of yarn left.  Maybe I’ll make this with it.  So much plain knitting.  I swear I think of that and just get a little thrill. 

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Actually, there’s the Albers Shawl, too. 

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Watch this space!