Friday, August 1, 2014

Completed: Yellow Brick Cold Cowl and a Little Surprise

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I have completed a new knitting project! I bought this Madelinetosh yarn with my birthday discount at Fine Points because I thought the green was gorgeous and it just had so many different shades of greens in the strands. I bought just enough to make a cowl, and I decided to make the Yellow Brick Cold Cowl by Tracey Galloway. I thought that putting the two textures together, the basket weave and garter stitch, was such a cool idea. I would have never thought to put those two together! Now, I hadn't done a basket weave before, and in theory it's very simple; they're basically little cables. Geez oh man were they tedious! having to two by two cable made that half of the scarf feel like it took forever and I couldn't wait to get to garter stitch (which is just straight knitting for those who aren't familiar with knitting terms). 

Anyways, I actually got to wear it out when I finished it Wednesday because it's oddly chilly and a little fall-like every few days here in Cleveland (though I'm not really complaining!), and I got to wear it when this happened:

My mom and I got matching Harry Potter tattoos! We wanted to get mother daughter tattoos but we didn't want anything super cheesy or typically mother daughter. We're not really a hearts/mushy greeting card kind of family so we decided on Harry Potter because it's something we both love. We saw all of the movies together and of course read the books! My mom was laughing because she thought I was going to be in more pain than I was while I was getting the tattoo since it was my first one, but it really wasn't as bad as I thought. Our tattoo artist Lauren from Voodoo Monkey was super nice and she thought it was cool that my mom was getting a tattoo!

Happy Friday! Do you have any fun plans this weekend? Let me know!

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