I completed the Bulky Rayon Chenille Cowl using Blue Heron Bulky Rayon Chenille. I used a size 6 needle. I did wash and dry it. The approximate size prior to washing was 46 inches and it grew to about 56 inches. I panicked when it was drying as I didn’t think it was growing, so I stretched it. I had to turn the dryer back on several times. Unfortunately, some of the side stitches broke. I used needle and thread and sewed it back together. I think it will be okay. The cowl really softened up after washing and drying. I will definitely make another, but will not stretch it. I believe that it will grow once completely dry.
I also finished the CookieA Hedera socks. I can’t believe that I cast these on almost a year ago. I used Hazel Knits Artisan Sock yarn in the Blueberry color with a size 1 needle. I love this yarn. The pattern was easy and I enjoyed it.
I started back knitting the cameo shawl. This is another project that is almost a year old. I am knitting the striped section now and am more than half way completed. I panicked because I didn’t think that I would have enough of the main color yarn (Madelinetosh sock in tart) to finish all of the striped repeats. Good I checked Ravelry because I bought two skeins of both colors, so I will have enough. I am using Madelinetosh sock in tart and farmhouse white with a size 5 needle.
It feels good to finish my knitting projects. After the cameo shawl, I will go back and finish the Gale sweater. I’m being real good and not casting on any new projects. That helps a lot.