Today’s WIP is of the fibery kind. Maenporth Cowl was slated for knitting this month as one of my 12 Cowls in 2019. I promised myself if I finished an afghan square I could cast on the cowl. Mission accomplished! I finished square #17/20, which is loosely based on this pattern.
For Maenporth I am using a skein of Eco Highland Duo, a LUSCIOUSLY soft yarn!!! Maybe too soft and fuzzy for the pattern, but I know how soft this will be around my neck. I used this yarn with some Mochi Plus to make a scarf ages ago. You know the one. I always planned to make myself the same scarf, but just never got around to it. Now I have to find something to knit up the Mochi.
One problem I have with the pattern is the provisional cast-on instructions. They make absolutely no sense to me. But that’s OK, I have other sources to use for provisionals. So I cast on and away I went, trying to commit the 2 rows to memory. Considering I will be doing the same 2 rows for a long length, I should be able to get it in my head.
Yesterday was my guild meeting and the program was First/Last. We were to bring a first and a recent quilt. I can’t even begin to figure out which one I still have that’s one of my firsts, so I took my Mariner’s Compass. I made this back in the 1990’s, when I was part of a different guild, I taught this as a program for that guild. The pattern was hand drafted and paper pieced by machine, with hand quilting to finish. Oh how I wish I still had the muscle memory for those tiny stitches!
My recent share was Whirly Green, since it really is my most recent finish. There were many lovely quilts and projects shared, some as old as the 1970’s! A fun day.