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.

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