Two cowls.

Handspun cowl. | Clean : : the LuSa Organics Blog

Handspun cowl. | Clean : : the LuSa Organics Blog

Handspun cowl. | Clean : : the LuSa Organics Blog

Handspun cowl. | Clean : : the LuSa Organics Blog


At any given time I have three to six projects on the needles.

I know people who knit one project start-to-finish without straying to something else. I am not that girl.

So last week I set down the two kid-sized vests I've been working on (the abandoned Solstice gifts) and cast on something for myself.

A quick cowl. (Though I'm loving the old-fashioned term "ascot" which makes me feel like I should be riding a horse when I go to town.)

It is a pattern I would not have cast on had a friend not knit this – I don't know – three or four times since fall. By the time she finished the last one she had worn me down. I officially loved it. I had to have one myself.

The yarn, a beautiful hand-spun I picked up for another project, had sat in my stash for long enough.

I cast it on on Tuesday and off on Thursday. So quick!

The buttons belonged to my mother's mother's mother which I think adds to the old-fashioned charm.

My project (details here) is a lighter, thinner variation on this pattern.

Man knitting. | Clean : : the LuSa Organics Blog

Man knitting. | Clean : : the LuSa Organics Blog

In other knitting news, guess who is my new knitting partner?


Pete is casting on his own wrap scarf, similar to mine above but in a beginner's garter stitch. (Never before have I heard someone say, "What the @#*? How do I have 27 stitches again? Dude.")

It has been pretty hysterical to watch him navigate this project. He's rocking it.

(My friend Ginny's husband wrote this hysterical post about his knitting forays. It's laugh out loud funny.)

Go, man knitters!

10 thoughts on “Two cowls.

  1. KC says:

    Oh that is too funny! My hubby and I learned to knit together one year when we were at my mom’s house. We had not a lot else to do so we asked my aunt to teach us. He knitted my a wrist warmer and that was the end of his career. But I kept going!

    That cowl is so lovely. One of the best I have seen around. I like that it doesn’t look so floppy.

  2. meghann says:

    So now I definitely have to get George to start knitting. I’ve been thinking about it for ages, but I’ve now decided that it would be too hilarious *not* to do it… xo

  3. Casey U says:

    I had my hubby knitting once. He actually enjoyed it — the mathematical sense of it was soothing to him. Go Pete GO! (oh and LOVELY cowl/ascot)

  4. Marlo says:

    Ha! Pete’s comment made me laugh outloud. That’s exactly how my husband wold sound, were he ever to learn to knit. I guess I’ll have to keep encouraging him. For now, he just sits in awe and watches me “create things with a piece of yarn and 2 sticks.” Knit on!

  5. Danielle G. says:

    You look so beautiful and happy in these photos. You’re quite obviously in love with your new home. As someone who bought a farm in the mountains (oregon) just about a year ago, i can really relate. it’s magic. I rarely comment here, but i wanted to let you know, your joy is evident. 🙂

  6. Madcap says:

    Here’s a “didja know?”. The loggers and other away-from-home-in-camps workers used to spend their evenings knitting for their families, as well as amusing each other with jigging and singing. It’s quite a picture, isn’t it?

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