I am back from my WI trip and I have quite a few things to share, but I will start with the cowls for my grandmothers.
I gave this cowl to my grandma and the next day she was wearing it (I take that as a good sign.) I told her I was going to put her picture on the internet, she didn’t look enthusiastic about the idea but didn’t tell me I couldn’t.
I love that you can see her knitting in her lap.
Later we were both knitting together and I had my mom take a picture.
I gave my other grandmother her cowl and I think she liked it. She modeled it without my needing to ask, which was great. For some reason she also seemed to think her picture on the internet was not a good idea, but she did not explicitly tell me not to post it.
I came up with two similar lace patterns for each cowl but gave them away before taking detailed photos. I have the patterns written up and may post them here for free but I hate knitting things without pics so maybe I’ll have to get a little creative.
I also went yarn shopping, finished some swatching and forgot to take good pictures of my newest top while I was wearing it, but more on all that later.