Perhaps it was a blanket or pillows, but for some reason, I purchased 6 or 8 skeins of Cascade 128 a few years ago and guess what, it's still in the skein, in my stash. The Gap-Tastic Cowl has been in my queue for some time, so I thought why not.
Cascade 128 in seed stitch is so soft and smooshy; no need to use expensive hand-dyed. I cast on the other night and the picture shows my progress. This yarn is the Cascade 128 Superwash in color #1910. If you click on the link of the yarn name, you'll be taken to the new, sweet LYS, Apples to Oranges, in my little town in Oregon. It's a great shop to support in person or by shopping on-line. (They are building their webstore. So, if you don't see what you want, you might soon or you could call).
The combination of this pattern and yarn is wonderful. I can see myself making many more and many happy friends this holiday season... ok, let's face it, maybe Valentine's Day ;)
I finished the project later that day. It's just as soft & beautiful as I expecteed.
This is my contribution to Ginny Sheller's Yarn Along at www.gsheller.com. She has a wonderful blog recording the life of a homeschooling family. Click on this link to see what others are knitting this week or to submit your own picture.