Katherine the Great
I like to think of myself as a storyteller. Mostly I tell stories about knitting.

So, I read this blog called Woolen Diversions. Alicia designed a fabulous cowl and asked for testers. I loved the look of this Estonian shell business, so I contacted her for the pattern.
Alicia's Cowl
I knit a lot of socks, so the amount of “super chunky” yarn I have in my stash is….almost zero. I had no choice whatsoever but to do a drive by at the Local Yarn Store. I’m not going to lie. I ALMOST bought some orange sock yarn just because I never find orange sock yarn I like in person and the dyer was there at the time and….I was NOT there for sock yarn. Super chunky yarn and size 8 double-pointed needles for a baby hat and that’s it. I know, you’re shocked.

I looked at yarn that seemed super chunky to me and ended up with some lovely Malabrigo. I did give in and buy a matching button that was 50% off. I’m not made of steel. When I got home I realized the yarn was actually called Chunky, so it could not be “super chunky”. One would think I’d have noticed that before I purchased it. I did not. It looked super chunky to this sock knitter and it was blue.

Luckily, it seems to be working out just fine.

Ps. To see what other folks are working on, check out Tami’s Amis.

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  1. Rebecca says:

    Around our house, Superman isn’t called just “man”. He’s called… “Suuuu… per”!

  2. Bonnie says:

    I’m very impressed by your restraint. I’m pretty sure I would have caved and bought the sock yarn.

    • Katie says:

      Well, if you’re going to question, I guess I need to confess that another knitter had picked up the orange yarn and I ran off to grab chunky yarn, pay and leave before I could see if she bought it or not. That’s the best I could do. :)

  3. Regula says:

    It looks super chunky. :-) I’m a sock knitter too and want to knit orange socks but have no orange sock yarn so far. I have to take green first. Yes, I’m really looking forwart do knit another pair of socks after the sweater I’m finishing tonight.

  4. Are both of those the same pattern? I like how both look.

    • Katie says:

      They are the same Estonian shell cowl pattern and I’ll post a link to it as soon as Alicia releases it (probably at the end of the month).

  5. ooo, very nice cowl, pretty color too!

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