For weeks I've pondered this cowl craze. I've looked at patterns and the book Cowlgirls and thought that isn't for me. Maybe my nieces would like to have one but me not so much. Then I saw Kim's Eternity scarf at the knit-in. She also recommended Stephen West's Purl Ridge Scarf. I went home, got some Noro Silk Garden out of the stash and cast on.
Pattern: Purl Ridge Scarf by Stephen West of Westknits
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden 8 (discontinued)
Needles: 8 US Clover Bamboo circs
Started: January 24, 2011 Finished: January 25, 2011
I didn't make any mods. I wore this to work Friday around the neck as the temp was in the 20's and later as a scarf. Loved it! I'm going to teach one of my co-workers to knit so that she can make one for herself. This is the perfect stash busting quick knit.
In other knitterly news, I'm morning the demise of my favorite pair of socks. I took them off the other night only to discover holes in both heels.
I made these years ago. They are the Broadripple socks from Knitty. This particular pair of socks got a lot of wear because at one time they coordinated with a lot of the colors I was wearing. I'm not a fan of the look of darning so I may just toss them in the trash. Alas, they served me well.