Finished easy knit project: color block honeycomb stitch infinity cowl

Two Tone Honeycomb Cowl

Knit night was last night and I had to dig out an older unfinished sock project because the knit-a-long cowl is finally done!

I’m so happy with the way it turned out in with just two hanks of Malabrigo worsted. The wide section of blue was a risk for me, and I’m hoping the color-block style stays on trend.

Two tone honeycomb stitch cowl

It will be so cozy once the weather turns…. in 3 months or so. The pattern is Honey Cowl by MadelineTosh and available as a free download.

I think Pavel approves.

Pavel helping to style the cowl

Cheeky Geeky Crafty Knitty New Year Video Post

Happy New Year – Here are a few things I’ve been thinking about: Knitting, what other people are knitting, watching tv while I’m knitting, listening to audio books while I’m knitting, listening to podcasts while I’m knitting, Downton Abbey, Valentine’s Day, and what you’re watching or listening to while you’re knitting.

Links to the websites I mention:

Ravelry Yarncraft Community

Brooklyn Tweed

GAP-tastic Cowl Pattern by Jen Geigley

Bandana Cowl from the PurlBee

Cannon Wave cowl pattern at Patternfish by IrishGirlieKnits for Kollage

My Pinterest “Knits in Fashion” Board – Downton Abbey page

NPR Popculture Happy Hour

Boing Boing’s GWeek Podcast

hwtm Valentine’s Day Resources – Handmade Printable Valentines

Knit work in progress – Knitting with recycled jeans

Kollage Riviting - yarn from recycled jeans

I’m working on a cowl from my good friend and fabulous designer Carrie from Irish Girlie Knits. “My kind of Saturday” is a casual and Summery little thing knit with a yarn made from recycled jeans by Kollage Yarns.

Kollage Riviting Yarn - made from recycled jeans

While I loved the concept of upcycling old jeans, I didn’t expect to love knitting with it. I’m much more of a wool kind of gal, and rarely knit with cotton. This yarn has completely won me over.

Irish Girlie Knits Design - My kind of Saturday cowl pattern

And the pattern is simple and only needs one skein so it is a perfect way to test the yarn for yourself.

But you’ll probably be like me and start imagining all kinds of items that would be perfect for it. Like a toddler’s top or a little girl’s dress.

Pattern: My kind of Saturday Cowl
Yarn: Kollage Yarns Riviting

Disclaimer: I took the photos for Irish Girlie Knits and Kollage Yarns and I was given the skien I’m knitting.