Is Starshower the new Honey Cowl? Only time will tell (but it looks good).

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Dear Ann,
I’m so pressed for time today that I’m going to have to fill out a 15-minute form.
1. Have you finished any knitting? If so, please describe.
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Honey Cowl (self-explanatory). This one is for my knitting pal, and fellow founding member of the New York City chapter of the Alabama Chanin Sewing Society (which should be a thing), Rosanne. The yarn is Madelinetosh DK in the shade Brothers Grimm, which is an emerald-to-forest green overdyed with black. It reminds me of greasy leather work boots, Hell’s Angels, and rock and roll, and will look great with auburn hair.
2. Have you started any new knitting? If so, please describe.
Honey Cowl (self-explanatory), this one a request from Carrie for a cowl-less friend. Got wild and crazy–this one is not Madelinetosh, but some great Neighborhood Fiber Co. that I scored at Vogue Knitting Live (it barely made a ripple in the stash before it was cast on–that’s my new theory of Stash Management: skipping stones/skeins). More later.
3. Are you making any progress on long-term projects that have seemed to take forever? If so, elaborate.
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Delia’s Lair–my Bowling Avenue tribute blanket–is finished. Finished: as in, i-cord is on, ends are woven, and it’s ready for a Soak soak and a block. The pattern is nearly ready to send to the tech editor. BELIEVE.
4. Do you have any cool knitting news to share? If so, link please.
YES! THREE COOL THINGS!
a. This one is from Finland. (And also, it’s crochet.)
b. This one is from the Netherlands.
c. This one is from Scotland.
Love,
Kay

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35 Comments

  1. It was great meeting you at VKL and I can’t wait to see what your cowl!

  2. Your links are awesome!!!
    And so are your projects.
    My honey cowl is not :(
    I should have swatched–it is way too long. WAY TOO LONG. As in “wrap around my neck four times and still loose” too long. But I’m a knitter–I know how to fix these things :)
    I’ve been thinking of you gals–and I’ve been working on my Moderne Log Cabin–who knows, I just might finish it this year.

  3. Your links are awesome!!!
    And so are your projects.
    My honey cowl is not :(
    I should have swatched–it is way too long. WAY TOO LONG. As in “wrap around my neck four times and still loose” too long. But I’m a knitter–I know how to fix these things :)
    I’ve been thinking of you gals–and I’ve been working on my Moderne Log Cabin–who knows, I just might finish it this year.

  4. We are moving houses and all my knitting is packed. I am bereft, and have about convinced myself to find a yarn shop and get some needles and yarn for another (only my 4th, but still) Honey Cowl.
    Yes. That is what I shall do. Thanks, Kay.

  5. Thanks! Your links made my day.

  6. I keep trying to decide if I’m going to make a second honey cowl or not, because the first one went out into the world as a gift. It is a hard decision, but I have leftover yarn from the first honey cowl and it probably should be made into a non-honey cowl to extend the small stash of yarn as much as possible. But all of your cowls are drawing me to the dark side!

  7. It’s the second time I’ve seen those Shetland ponies today and I think I’m in love!!! :-)

  8. Love Delia’s Lair, cannot wait to see the soaked finality!

  9. 1. Gorgeous color, great cowl.
    2. Do not let your stash founder.
    3. I BELIEVE and can’t wait. It looks so good.
    4. a. Lotta hooking there….wow
    4. b. Wonderful! (was that almost 10 sweaters per year?)
    4. c. Love those ponies in sweaters!

  10. “Would your ponies wear jumpers?” that just slayed me! So dang cute. And love the Finnish crochet – oy, all those vowels – typing cannot be easy there. Thanks for the smiles :)

  11. Can not express how much i am looking forward to the Bowling Ave. trib. blanket’s photo shoot. that deeply greasy green yarn for the cowl is really, really lovely.

  12. nice!

  13. LOVE THE HONEY COWL! I wear my first one all the time. I must make more.

  14. That video made my day. I love that all of those sweaters got worn.

  15. Here’s my cool (non-knitting news). Our baby was born with a much worse heart problem than anticipated. She was born with only half a heart. She had surgery at the ripe old age of 3 days and is doing so fantastically well that the medical people are amazed (that’s what happens when a whole world of people are sending the love through the ether. It’s so great.) She will require surgery again at age 6 months and age 3. Then she will be good to go! We hope forever. It’s called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. In cool knitting news: My mitered square baby blanket needs only 9 more squares. In further knitting news: I did a wee bit of actual crochet (don’t hate me). That’s all. I’m only going to post this once, I hope!

  16. Could your next book be called “A Ripple in the Stash”? It just sounds so good.

  17. Oh Kay! The links are wonderful and your honey cowl is gorgeous of course. I’m working on one too (thanks for the inspiration!) and enjoying it very much.
    Sally Anderson – Wow! Add me to the list of folks sending Lots of love to you, your family and your sweet little babe. Oh Kay! The links are wonderful and your honey cowl is gorgeous of course. I’m working on one too (thanks for the inspiration!) and enjoying it very much.
    Sally Anderson – Wow! Add me to the list of folks sending lots of love to you, your family and your sweet little babe. Oh Kay! The links are wonderful and your honey cowl is gorgeous of course. I’m working on one too (thanks for the inspiration!) and enjoying it very much.
    Sally Anderson – Wow! Add me to the list of folks sending Lots of love to you, your family and your sweet little babe. Oh Kay! The links are wonderful and your honey cowl is gorgeous of course. I’m working on one too (thanks for the inspiration!) and enjoying it very much.
    Sally Anderson – Wow! Add me to the list of folks sending lots of love to you, your family and your sweet little babe. <3

  18. Ack! Today is the day of double posts! :P

  19. What is the Finnish for ‘Holy Crap’?!?!!

  20. That Dutch lady… great sweaters, sad to have put them away all that time! The joy of stripes…

  21. That sweater lady video is so peculiarly moving. I think it’s when the marching band shows up that it takes a turn. I also happen to love “Happy Together” more than just about any song. “Imagine me and you. I do. I think about you day and night. It’s only right”–AW MAN!
    That green in that Honey Cowl is RIGHT ON. Could it be any darker? No!

  22. hi kay,
    with my android and one finger typing, it took me 17 minutes to compose and type a comment. unfortunately, it took only a second to delete it by mistake. So now o am typing again, 4 minutes so far, you’d be interested to know.
    luuuvv that blanket–geometrics are up my ally. can’t wait to see the finished, and blocked, product.
    the three links to what’s in knitting news were great! thank you for sharing.
    so now, it’s been 10 minutes in writing this comment, you would be interested to know, so i will have to sign off; no more time left!
    lovediane

  23. Yikes almighty! That flash mob sweater celebration video made my day! So sweet! Would love to know the back story on that gal… Great links Kay, and thanks to you both for the Super Fresh Daily Dose of Blogga-liciousness.
    In other news, about to cast on my first Honey Cowl, using up the stash and may go for a shorter (but not the shortest) version. Excited! Wish I had my own blog so I could natter on about it endlessly– but then again, I guess I am…

  24. Have you pushed through the Honey Cowl time warp and can just, like, make them appear? That particular color just kills me.

  25. Those pony sweaters are awesome aren’t they!

  26. I love the pony sweaters – what a labour of love! And the Netherlands Lady’s flashmob…I had a little weep, how wonderful was that?

  27. Zen koan: Is it stash if it has never been stashed?

  28. the Netherlands flash mob brightened my day incredibly-

  29. the Netherlands flash mob brightened my day incredibly-

  30. Thank you, Kay, for posting this link about Loes Veenstra and her incredible backlog of sweaters. She’s been knitting since 1955, and at such a pace that her give-away rate fell far short of her production. Designer Christien Meinderstma discovered this trove stored in her tiny row house in the Rotterdam Cornisse district and decided to photograph the sweaters and make a book about them. A regional organisation came onboard to collaborate in creating a hommage to this extraordinary knitter’s life’s work, resulting in the flashmob film . Loes’s legacy featured in an exhibition at the Rotterdam Museum about life in the Cornisse district.
    I’d never heard about her before, but what a find: even my non-knitting husband got shivers up his spine when he saw this celebration of one woman’s dedication to her craft.

  31. Thank you, Kay, for posting this link about Loes Veenstra and her incredible backlog of sweaters. She’s been knitting since 1955, and at such a pace that her give-away rate fell far short of her production. Designer Christien Meinderstma discovered this trove stored in her tiny row house in the Rotterdam Cornisse district and decided to photograph the sweaters and make a book about them. A regional organisation came onboard to collaborate in creating a hommage to this extraordinary knitter’s life’s work, resulting in the flashmob film . Loes’s legacy featured in an exhibition at the Rotterdam Museum about life in the Cornisse district.
    I’d never heard about her before, but what a find: even my non-knitting husband got shivers up his spine when he saw this celebration of one woman’s dedication to her craft.

  32. Thank you, Kay, for posting this link about Loes Veenstra and her incredible backlog of sweaters. She’s been knitting since 1955, and at such a pace that her give-away rate fell far short of her production. Designer Christien Meinderstma discovered this trove stored in her tiny row house in the Rotterdam Cornisse district and decided to photograph the sweaters and make a book about them. A regional organisation came onboard to collaborate in creating a hommage to this extraordinary knitter’s life’s work, resulting in the flashmob film . Loes’s legacy featured in an exhibition at the Rotterdam Museum about life in the Cornisse district.
    I’d never heard about her before, but what a find: even my non-knitting husband got shivers up his spine when he saw this celebration of one woman’s dedication to her craft.

  33. Oh, those wild Dutch flash-mobs and secret knitwear designers! Give the woman not just a throne and an exhibit, but a tiara too: she just made “homemade” great again.

  34. I do loves a granny square!

  35. I actually got a tear in my eye watching that flash mob. I cry about once a year, maybe twice. I’m no sensitive mush, but that was just the sweetest thing!