So I’ve been doing a bit of driving around the country. We went to Los Angeles for Thanksgiving and no it wasn’t sunny and room temperature, but it was a mite warmer than here. Since returning home from our adventures the temperature has dropped considerably and we had flurries yesterday. All the more reason why I had to ignore my holiday knits and cast on for a warm handspun cowl RIGHT THIS VERY MINUTE.
This past summer I joined a fiber club run by SpinningAwesomeGood. For one of our selections, she was inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Starry Night, which happens to be my favorite painting of all time. What I received looked like this:
When I got my wheel, this was the first fiber I spun on it. I was dying to see what I could create. I ended up with a bulky yarn and about 100 yards.
I knew what I wanted was a warm squishy cowl. When I got home the other night and the house was cold, I promptly wound up the yarn and got to knitting. Today I was rewarded with a finished cowl:
And even though it was inspired by Van Gogh, it also reminds me a bit of Monet’s Water Lilies; the stitches almost seem to echo his brush strokes.
Apparently this is one sophisticated, arty cowl. And I couldn’t love it more.