24DOK Day's 8 & 9: Cables and Purls and Cowls Oh My!

Oh the time of year when everyones deductibles are met and your insurance plan is paying 100% makes for a busy little coder like me.

If you weren't aware my 'real' job is a Certified Professional Coder for an ambulatory surgery center.

December is busy for me.

Like super-crazy busy.

Thus, the reason post 8 didn't make it up yesterday. By the time I got home I knew deep down in my yarny yarny heart that it wasn't going to happen. I was going to let you down and the guilt I felt didn't outweigh the exhaustion of thinking all day long.

All I wanted was some super bulky wool that I'm knitting a future 24DOK project in, the comfort of the garter stitch on size 13 needles and my friend Ardy's awesome oatmeal craisin chocolate chip cookies.

Grumpy Lumps. They were so mad at me last night for not sharing my cookies.

So I'm doubling up on you again and I hope you forgive me.

I love these patterns I chose for you so much. The cowl I have chosen for today I have knit multiple times and it's just a great grab and go cowl to throw on.

The hat I chose is my first one in this pattern but I'm definitely making more of them. It is hands-down my favorite hat to wear right now. I love it. I love the way it slouches. I love the way it looks on me. I love to touch it and feel all the little purl bumps.

Cables, purls, a pom pom, super merino wool.


The cowl is the Eternity Scarf pattern by Michelle Wang
The pattern came out years ago and was reworked a few years back and re-released as part of BT 12.
It comes in two sizes depending on how many times you wish to loop your cowl.
I made mine using Blue Sky Alpaca Worsted and I love it. I have also made it using Blue Mood Fiber Arts Twisted. Both are great. The BSA is a lot thicker and heavier so I use it more during this time of year.

the most amazing afghan ever was knit by my mom when I was a baby... please enjoy it's chevron awesomeness
Next up is my favorite hat. Stovetop by TinCanKnits

If you are unfamiliar with the awesomeness that is TinCanKnits  Click here immediately and knit all their things. You won't be disappointed. 

Love the Stovetop hat for yourself and make one for every member of your family. Including your ridiculously adorable nephew. The smallest one. I'm going to knit a family of these and make my brother all matchy matchy with his two boys and wife.  

I love that the cable section is just in one part of the hat and the rest is seed stitch. 

I know, I know, seed stitch and I have a love-love-yarn monster-hate relationship. 

I love it as the extra texture in this hat. 

So there are your ideas for day 8 & 9. Hit the stash hard and come out victorious for these practically one skein projects.

While you're in there you might want to find some coordinating DK weight yarn. Approximately 425 yards worth.

hint hint hint.



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