Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Cold Winter Ahead?

I read yesterday that the Farmer's Almanac is predicting an especially cold winter. On a practical level, when I think about heating bills, that's not welcome news. But as a knitter, I'm not alarmed. It just fuels the urge to knit more!

Coffee and cables

The planning, math, and swatching are done for a fall cardigan pattern, and I've cast on the sample. Cowls, mitts, and hats are also in the design queue. So I think I'm OK with the prospect of a cold winter.

Sweater swatches

If the cooler nights and shorter days are making you dream of new projects, how about a cowl? I'm honored that Birchleaf is featured today on the Knitspot blog. It's knit with one of their new Bare Naked Wools yarns, the luscious Breakfast Blend Fingering.

Birchleaf Cowl_Full_2

With this cozy yarn around your neck, you'll be ready for anything the coming winter throws at you!


Erin Kennedy said...

If this NYC August is any indication, I am sensing the same. Fortunately, the stash has what I need to make something yummy and warm. But, then again, there is nothing in my stash to make this cowl...so clearly I need more yarn.

I keep seeing Birchleaf and staring at it...so it must be time to cast one. It is a simply breathtaking piece!

EK @ekcantcook.blogspot.com

hula-la said...

This is a beauty!!!

Tierney Barden said...

Wow, this is really lovely, Bonnie. Keep up the gorgeous work!

Bonnie said...

Thanks, Tierney!