I have truly lost it. In addition to adding about one new Christmas knitted gift a week (I keep coming up with new great ideas of what to make people) I have come up with a knitted gift that needs to be done by Thanksgiving. I will see the recipient on Thanksgiving not Christmas and this is more of a thank you gift than a holiday present. I really would like to give this gift in person if possible.
This deadline is not total madness because I have a 10 hour car trip to Wisconsin that will be mostly knitting time. I had intended to knit Christmas gifts in that time, but there is the trip back for that.
The pattern I picked to make is Cashmere Cowl No. 2 – Lace Rib from The Purl Bee. The yarn is Jade Sapphire Cashmere-Silk 2-ply (400 yds, 45%cashmere/55%silk.) I used this yarn to make a top with short sleeves but bought enough yarn for long sleeves so I have enough to make two cowls, I think (I am only making one right now though.)
Progress so far:
I am absolutely in love with this project. I think it is fantastic. The problem is that I have been having a really hard time taking pictures that look as pretty as I think this is.
The other part of this project that is madness is my own fault. I assume that people like what I do. While knitting this cowl in front of my brother, who knows the gift recipient better than I do, he mentioned that he thought she would hate this gift. Apparently some people don’t like things around their neck. The person I am knitting for wears scarves so I assumed this cowl would be appropriate. Now I don’t know what to think.
I am still knitting this because I love it. Also, I plan on offering the cowl to the person it is intended for but explaining that if it is not something she would like she doesn’t have to take it. I can make her something else. I know grandma would love the cowl so I can give it to her if it comes to that.
Here is a close up that I like as a photo but not exactly for showing the knitting.