The more I knit, the more I like. This cowl is easy, filled with texture, and…yes…very fluffy. I love the ripply texture even though I know much of that will flatten out once it’s blocked. I could almost see expanding this out in a flat project to make the most delicate baby blanket in a pastel pink or blue.
I’ve done 7 cycles of the five-row repeat, so I’m roughly two-thirds of the way through the 10 cycles called for in Fanelli’s pattern. Honestly, if I’ve got yarn left over when I get to ten, I may be hard-pressed not to continue (but I need to remember that I’ll need to have five rows of yarn left wherever I decide to stop). How could more fluffy be a bad thing, right? Then again, I don’t need to be walking around looking like a cloud formation just settled around my neck.
Moderation…it nearly always eludes me in knitting and life. When I like a pattern, I want to make ten of them. When I like a desert, I want to eat three of them. When I like an author, I buy everything he or she has written. Obsessive? That’s one way to put it. I prefer the term “enthusiastic.”
Allie Pleiter, certified yarn enthusiast. I like the sound of that.