I know it's been awhile since knitting made it's last appearance in this space. It still happens around here - I promise. Not as often as I would like it to, but I've sort of become reconciled to fact that there are just a lot of daily demands at this stage of parenting and life. And while we ride this out, knitting should be my 'centering' activity, not something to stress or feel guilt over.
So that said, here are a couple of belated objects, made and sent west to a very sweet gal who I've never met but who frequently makes me smile.
I couldn't be happier with the Fetching gloves (unless of course, I was keeping them for myself) and many many more pairs will be knit. Friends and family - speak up now if you want a pair for Christmas. These ones were made with Bernat Cashmere but I also have a few lone skeins of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino that are always calling to me.
The cowl was made using Mel Clarks Diagonal Ribbed Cowl pattern. Knit with Berroco Peruvia the pattern ended up having a bit of a net effect, but I was really happy with the final look. I fell in love with the colourway as soon as I saw this wool, but in the end I actually found it a bit scritchy (hello non-technical term) to work with on this pattern, and probably not as soft as I would have liked. This project has completely tempted me into the world of cowl knitting and I could easily lose an evening browsing patterns and projects on Ravelry; quite possibly the perfect project theme for the hazy lazy days of summer.