Monday, January 9, 2012

The Cowl Extrapolation

Though it's been unseasonably warm here in NYC, I'm expecting that soon it'll go from 60 to 0 in one day. I need to be ready.

I have a ton of scarves--handknit and not. However, thinking of bitter winds and ice pellets smacking my face, I had another scarf in mind. Something more cowl-like than scarf. But not a loose, gaping cowl that would allow the wind and snow to zoom and trickle down my neck.

Another type of cowl. A cowl that fits tight at the neck and that will cover about five or six inches of my chest and back. Some might call it a dickie. But I prefer to call it a Wolowitz Thermal Transfer Device aka Howard's Cowl.

Over the weekend, I knit the stitches over four needles so I could try it on. It's perfect! Snug at the neck--but, not so snug that I feel I have a boa constrictor around my neck.

I tried it on with a coat and the dic. . . uh. . . cowl is almost the right length.

Come on, Winter, show your stuff. I'm ready for ya!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Happy Birthday

to Knitty City! For six years they've been my wonderful LYS.

There were plenty of birthday cakes--some edible

some not as tasty.

But the yarns are always yummy!

I celebrated Knitty City's birthday by buying some yarn. Like there's any other way to celebrate?!