Back to Knitting

Last week, I played so much Cookie Jam and did so much hiking and yard work, that I didn’t get a whole lot of knitting done.  This week I’m glad to say I got back to knitting.

I finished a cowl I’d been working on for quite a while.  I had some Caron Simply Soft yarn left over from a baby blanket I made, I wanted to try knitting a cowl in a modified seed stitch I often use for washcloths,  and here you have it:

The cowl is 50 inches (127 cm) around, 11 inches (28 cm) tall. I think it turned out nicely.

Next, I had great ambition to try lots of new stitch patterns I found in some books I took out from the library, but I looked at the books over and over and over without knitting any up.  I finally did try a twisted knit stitch, and since it made a nice dense fabric, I thought I’d try some coasters.

The first coaster–in the picture on the upper left and the left-most coaster on the pictures of all 3–is partially in a solid and then a variegated yarn.  There’s a small border to keep the coaster flat and the twisted knit stitch in the middle.

For the next draft, I wanted to see how the coaster would look a little smaller. Just a few stitches smaller and still with the small boarder and twisted knit in the middle, this is my favorite of the three.

I wanted to see, though, if I’d like the border smaller, so the right-most coaster just has 1 stitch on each side as a boarder and fewer rows on top and bottom than the others. This coaster doesn’t lay quite as nicely as the others, though I’m sure blocking would keep the corners down and the sides from rolling.

I’m still working on my travel napkins, though the newness has worn off a bit and they’re taking a while.

pile of serviettes crop

I’m determined to make 1 of each color and pouch combination, so more to come.

With all this knitting, I know you’re all concerned about me continuing to enjoy my Cookie Jam.

Don’t worry though . . . I still had time to play Cookie Jam.  Level 398, Baby!


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