After my brilliant go at knitting up a sweater for my poor not-so-little dog, I decided I might try something a little more straight-forward.
Hunting high and low for a pattern that it looked like I could actually follow without it being 100 inches of stockinette stitch I came across the lovely Aisley Cowl pattern.
But of course before I even got started I thought “that won’t possibly be wide enough! I shall add an extra 6 stitches to make sure its extra… something!” So I did, and went about knitting and knitting and knitting. And as the amount of yarn I had left dwindled I realized that it wasn’t going to be long enough to get around my neck even once at the rate that I was going.
Obviously frog the whole thing, make a ball of yarn and start over with 2 less squares in the pattern.
My progress is pitiful so I didn’t bother taking a picture, but I assure you having to re-do this much work makes me not a happy camper. But I do it because its fun and because there is something oddly soothing about the shhk-shhk of the knitting needles sliding against each other.
At least this time it isn’t something I can make an animal wear.