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Purple Rain

In knitting, stash busting on November 12, 2014 at 8:18 pm


I’ve had this Cascade Magnum for a few months, from at least the Spring. I’ve been thinking of what I’d make from the day I bought it. I love the richness of the color! So, here I am, some 6 months later, making a cowl. This cowl is the beginnings of my Christmas knitting.

I learned a new cast on for a hat I wanted to make and decided to practice on this. It’s the twisted German cast on and it was pretty simple.  The Twisted German cast on it actually a stretchy cast on and I thought the cowl was a great item to practice on.

I’ll have to seam it.I don’t mind knitting flat anymore. The cowl is being knit on 35’s…Strange and uncomfortable, but doable. I was told it would take an hour to knit….not hardly, or maybe I’m just a slow knitter and enjoying this break I took to knit.

What does yarn taste like?

In crochet, knitting on September 28, 2013 at 10:12 am

Cotton candy?
Sugar pop?
Pistachio ice cream?

Yes! The answer is a resounding YES! All of the above!

I went to a yarn tasting at Knitting Nation in Nyack, NY on 9.24.13 for Cascade.
It. was . a . beautiful. thing.


There was a beautiful spread of all the Cascade yarns (the food spread was great as well). I can see why Cascade 220 is a fave among us knitters…not sure why I never bought any. Lack of availability maybe? I don’t know, but it is reasonably priced. But once my stash gets to a certain point it will be in it!

A few of my faves are: Cloud, 220 superwash, and Eco Wool Eco+. I loved the softness and stitch definition, as well as the weight. I can’t say I’m a fan of lightweight yarns though. I like aran/worsted and heavier.