Wish I had some finished projects to share, but alas the cowels I made for Christmas I blocked and had to wrap right up. The green project on the needles is another cowel. I am love, love, loving this pattern! So, simple. So easy. Yet, they look sophisticated and give the impression one spent alot of time on them;-)
This cowel is called Arcadia by Dolce Handknits. The model wearing it is stunning! Anyway, I used Higlander from Alpaca With A Twist. The color above is Lady Fern, and I knit three more in Ochre, Dark Thistle, and North Sea. This yarn is so soft! It's baby alpaca with a superfine merino-yummy!
That red on the needles is for me too! Yes, I am knitting something for myself and I plan to knit more for me too. Called Rocky Mountain by Drops Design, the pattern is for a very old-fashioned pair of mittens and there is a great hat to match. Everything is done by chart which I love! The yarn is Rowan Drift and the edging on the hat and mittens will be done with baby alpaca by Plymouth Yarn. They will knit up quick so maybe by next week they'll be done and on my hands instead of on the needles!
Now in further knitting for myself I am hoping to cast on for this beauty called the Magnolia Wrap also by Dolce Handknits. I plan on using Quince & Co. Lark in Rosa Rugosa---sweet, don't you think? Quince & Co has great yarn, if you have never tried it I encourage you to. Check out their blog too!
Well now with all this furious knitting reading has taken a bit of a back seat. I am re-reading Sally Fallon's Nourishing Traditions. A great handbook for natural foods chock full of information and recipes for healthy living. Since one of my New Year's goals was to make sure our diets consist of mainly whole foods, I am pulling out my health food books and herbal resources to brush up.
So what are you knitting and reading? Do share.
Joining in with Ginny from Small Things for her weekly Yarn Along.