Hey, thanks for all the nice comments about my Victorian Neck Cozy! I am very pleased with how this turned out, and I’m so glad you like it too.
My favorite winter coat has a deep vee neckline, so I always need to wear a scarf with it. I designed this cowl to be deep enough to “fill in” that vee, and it does very nicely. I should be able to happily wear this, because in the winter it can be quite cold in the wee hours when I leave for work, and the wind just cuts through you. I’m looking forward to a really cold day so I can test-drive it.
A few of you asked me how I make my charts. I make them using a knitting symbols font by Aire River Design, and there are versions of it for the PC and the Mac.
I have spent quite a lot of time perfecting my chart technique. My charts are tables in Microsoft Word. You can also successfully make charts using Excel. I have word for both the PC and the Mac, and I created the chart for the Victorian Neck Cozy entirely on my iMac.
Well, as I said, onward. I’m working on my next project, the Hanging Garden Stole by Sivia Harding.
I posted a photo of the yarn and beads I planned to use a while back: Tilli Tomas Demi-Plie silk in the “Parchment” colorway. The stole has beads attached at each of the two short ends, and I used chips of Picture Jasper. I’m quite pleased with the results.
The yarn I’m using is a heavier laceweight than the yarn called for in the pattern, but I’m using the same size needle (3.25mm) and am very happy with how the stole is looking.
And Lucy is hard at work, as usual.