Over the last few weeks I've had small projects on the brain, namely small projects that take up a sock's worth of yarn . . . because I happen to have LOTS OF socks-worth-of-yarn amounts, and a bursting sock drawer. Over the summer lots of bloggers were making cowls using sock yarn so I thought that was an appropriate way to go, but I started with a lone skein of Colinette Cadenza that was sitting in the stash without a mate instead of jumping into the prized sock yarn stash.
For my little experiment I decided to "stretch" the feather and fan pattern to see what it might look like if it were less wavy, and quite liked what I saw:
One day's worth of knitting and I'd reached the end of the ball . . . unfortunately the cowl wasn't actually DONE, even thought the yarn was:
(yes, I'm much too short)
So, now we know that one skein of Colinette Cadenza does not a cowl make. Please take my experience and use it to avoid such a non-project in your future. Thanks.
Not to be deterred, I started over again with some random Kersti that also lived in my stash, but this time I knew I had 3 balls hidden somewhere (of course I can only find 2 of them at the moment). I did the exact same thing on the exact same needles, and 2 skeins gave me a perfect cowl. When I get it photographed well and write up the super-simple instructions I will post it, promise! Hopefully that will happen this weekend. It's about time for a new pattern out of me, and even a simple one will do! Everyone likes a free pattern anyway, right?