When I was in New York last month, I stopped at Purl and drooled over all the gorgeous yarns. I was having a hard time focusing, there was so much goodness in one store. Kristin, who was with me, has way more restraint than I do. (I know - I never told you all about that bloggy meet up. Bad me. It has nothing to do with Kristin - she's completely charming, as you would imagine. And we had such a nice day together, shopping all over NYC.) I don't think she bought a thing because she wants to finish her sweater first. Oh no, not me. I bought some Koigu just because it is pretty. Sigh.
When I got home, I came to the realization that I love sock yarn. Love it. But, um, I don't really like knitting socks. Not a bit. Then I remembered Maritza made a lovely cowl out of sock yarn, so I looked for her post and copied her.
I wore my cowl today and I adore it. In fact, I already have another one on the needles. ;) If you want specifics, go check out Maritza's post. She gives you all the details. I used about 1 1/2 skeins of my yarn. I don't know which color it is - I lost the tag. If I had to guess, I'd go with 610 (113).
I am gearing up for a cold, but festive weekend. I've been slowly working on decorating the house for the holidays and I am feeling so much more festive than I did last year. I changed the way I am doing some things and I think that is helping. I'll share some more thoughts next week. And if I have seemed absent on your blogs, it's because I haven't been reading many recently. I plan on doing some catch up reading in the slow moments this weekend. That's it for now - I have a date to get ready for! Happy Friday, everyone.