Don't you just love when things come together nicely?
My second attempt at the Manos Jacket was not as successful as my first. I cast on; knit; bound off; tried it on; couldn't stand what I saw in the mirror; frogged it. Immediately.
With some of the frogged yarn I knit a baby blanket for a friend who, unbeknownst to me, doesn't think red is an appropriate colour for babies so I'm keeping the blanket for me.
Thus for about a year, the remainder of the frogged Manos yarn sat patiently waiting for a rainy day. Well - it's raining! (metaphorically and literally)
Last night, I cast on for a Möbius cowl/neckwarmer. Aaaah, Möbius knitting. Something that's been a long time coming - been wanting to try my hand at this from the moment I picked up knitting again (Iwona will attest to this) but was not willing (read too cheap) to purchase the book which wasn't carried by my local library at the time. Anyhoo, I checked out this video (by no less than the lady herself) and away it was!
I am very excited at the prospect of wearing my red cowl with a red hat and a pair of red fingerless mittens (hat and mittens yet to be knit) and my red shoes and red satchel! Is there such a thing as too much red? Perhaps it's time to stop claiming a dislike of the colour red. I've embraced green so why not red, the final frontier.
Part of the reason for my excitement is that I'll finally have a matching set of hand knits! You knitters out there know exactly what I mean. How many of you wear or have ever worn a green hat, purple scarf, red socks, mustard fingerless mittens (or an equally conflicting mix of colours) then openly (and rather proudly) declared, "what? I knit them all!" when observed with a quizzically raised eyebrow?
I know I did it - looked like a throwback from the 80's or a not-quite-ready-to-be-let-on-stage member of Village People.
Thankfully, these days I accessorise with just one hand knit at a time.