These last two weeks, I have been digging through my notebooks and finally publishing, and test knitting, patterns that have taken a back seat while we were in the process of selling our home and relocating back to Colorado. The cowl is the Foothills Cowl in the short size, this time around I decided to try Craftsys' Cloudborn Yarn for the first time. It is the Bulky Superwash Merino, and it is swishy, soft and has a beautiful drape (Rav notes here). The pattern originally calls for Quince and Co Puffin, which lets the cowl hold its shape and stitch definition better. I like how this one drapes, but I think this yarn would better suit the Tall size as it would be lovely to have all that squishy soft fabric hanging from your head and neck.
Also started is a test knit for an expanded (9 sizes!) version of the Bitty Caps Tee pattern. I am using Malabrigo Rios in Plomo. Can't articulate how much I absolutely love this yarn, and the colorways!
Speaking of love, I believe now is the time to confess my love. My love of Michael Pollan....well his books to be exact. Now that we are back in a community that has amazing libraries, prioritizing time to skim though its aisles is imperative. This week, I came across this older book of his that I can not wait to delve into. It is "Second Nature: A Gardener's Education". (From the back of the book), "Pollan captures the rhythms of our everyday engagement with the outdoors in all its glory and exasperation". Now how is it possible to pass on a book with an explanation like that!
I also came across "Biodynamics Gardening" by Monty Waldin that looks interesting.
I believe February is the perfect time to start back on the gardening books. Don't you think?
linking up today for the yarn along