Tuesday, February 05, 2013

My Bloody Viking

What started out as this lovely Polwarth fiber from Southern Cross Fibre

Polwarth fiber

Turned into this mostly bulky n-ply yarn.
Why my bloody viking you ask? Well the colorway name is Eric, you know from Trueblood. It was always destined to be around my neck. ;)

Finally found a pattern to use my low amount of yardage with (136 yds)
It's the Mr. Cowl pattern by Dani Sunshine.
US 10 needles
9h x 9.5" wide
No mods. A great, easy pattern.

Still cold in the early mornings around here, so it's perfect.

Best part, it matches my Cashmere Leaves hat I knit. I lost the cowl I knit in the same aran cashmere yarn, so My Bloody Viking Cowl will do ;)
Matchy....almost matchy

Oh, and the secret I couldn't talk about, after 1.5 years of trying, I have found a full time job, M-F!! I start on the 11th. Not in x-ray, but still in the medical field using my first degree.  I now have 3 career fields I can use wherever we live.  Now to get used to working all week long and weekends off.....oh and the best part, NO more 3 am shifts!


Kaye said...

Congrats!!! I figured that was the big news ;-)

Love the color of that polworth too...mmmmm!

dianne said...

Wonderful new on the job front! I'm so happy for you :-)

Love the bulky yarn and subsequent cowl. Did you plan to spin a bulky weight when you started? Or does it define itself?

Discoknits said...

Congrats on the new job - that is awesome to be working Mon-Fri again :0)
Love the purple cowl too. Looks cozy :0)

Dee said...

Congrats on the new job AND the beautiful cowl!

Acornbud said...

Congratulations on the new job! Nice to have options and flexibility. Love the cowl and all the handspun.

Lynn said...

Love the cowl! Looks great on you. And congrats on the job!!!!

Lisa Kay said...

Awesome cowl, and congratulations!