I finished my cowl and I couldn’t love it more! Barbara is a reversible, slipped stitch ribbing infinity cowl and it’s a free pattern! I love the finished product, the right length and height for everyday wear. The yarn is great too, its wool but not at all itchy so it’s very comfortable to wear.
I spoiled myself with this cowl, but now it’s time for some Christmas knitting…I better get busy!!
Pattern: Barbara Cowl by Shannon Cook
Yarn: Malabrigo Rios in Paris Night
Needle: US size 9
Running. Jumping. Sliding. Walking. Climbing. Swinging. He loves being a boy and he playground is right up this kids alley.
We had the place to ourselves yesterday morning, which is awesome. He had the place to roam and just do whatever he felt like it. Even though we only lasted 45 minutes ( or should I say I only lasted- it was cold and windy)it was still a good time and the fresh air felt great.
Life with two kids is a lot different than life was with one. But, I’m not complaining. I still try and find a little time for myself to do things I enjoy. It doesn’t happen everyday. Lately I have been trying to find patterns that don’t require much concentration and smaller projects like mittens, hats and cowls. I started the Barbara Cowl last night with some Malabrigo Rios yarn I’ve had in my stash for well over two years. I don’t know why I didn’t use it sooner- I love the color and it is extra soft, perfect winter accessory yarn. Cant wait to wrap this cowl ’round my neck.
It is a simple slipped stitch ribbing with only two rows to memorize its great for picking up and working a few rows here and there without fear of messing up or needing to concentrate much.
The cowl is knit flat like a scarf then seamed at the end to make a big loop infinity cowl that can be wrapped around twice.
Jaiden is such an outside boy- no matter the weather, no matter how he’s feeling. The other week we had a bad case of croup, which landed us in Children’s Hospital early Saturday morning. After some breathing treatments and a steroid medication he was feeling much better- but not cured. It hung on well over a week. It was a long week. We pretty much just stayed home, took lots of naps, played and just tried to get better. The Drs. told us that the cold air was good for croup and according to Jaiden that was the best medicine yet. Seeing how our house is still somewhat of a construction zone (the outside anyways) he really enjoys playing outside even more. Whether he has toys out there or not, he is just as satisfied wandering around exploring. I love to watch him.
Thankfully Miss. Joelle only got the sniffles while Jaiden was sick. She is doing so good, eating quite a bit (as you can tell) and a great sleeper at night. Jaiden just loves her too, which makes me feel good, too. The other day I pulled out some hand knits I made before she was born. Here she is wearing the Seed Stitch Baby Cardigan. I think I waited a little too long to dress her in this- her cubby little belly stretches it out a bit and the sleeves are a little short. But, she doesn’t seem to mind much!
A couple Saturdays ago Jen hosted a lovely baby shower for Lydia at her beautiful home. It was a gorgeous Autumn morning. We all enjoyed a yummy hot breakfast and a candy bar afterwards. We are so excited to meet her little one in December!
What will it be…boy or girl??!!
Congrats for your baby on the way Lyd! You are going to be such a great mama.