Got a two-fer today as I try to catch up on blogging. First up, my #10 (this might actually happen) shawl of the year, knit from the lovely birthday yarn from my friend Jane.
Fun technique with this (free!) pattern: Start by knitting the lace border, then pick up 240 stitches and create the crescent. I decided I wanted the shawl a bit deeper than the original sliver, so I changed the K3s to K2s in the short row section.
Second up is a cowl to match Izzy’s fingerless mitts, which you also see again in this very hammy photo. Lest you think fall has come really late to MN this year, full disclosure: The photo was taken nearly a month ago… And the cowl has gotten plenty of wear in the chilly days since the photoshoot. (And unlike Izzy’s jaunty top hat headband, which she made at school, it’s still in one piece.) Phew!