A Very Very Good Cowl Indeed

So I finished my cowl the other day for the Great Cowl KAL.  The name of the pattern is “A Very Good Cowl Indeed”.  I really really loved knitting it with the Wollmeise.  It was a really fun pattern to knit too, once I got the lace charts figured out, so I have renamed it “A Very Very Good Cowl Indeed”.  It’s turned out to be one of my favorite things that I have ever knitted.

I had fun taking pictures of it.

I have a cold sore on my lip that feels like it is the size of Texas, so I was more than happy to once again have Davey serve as my model.  I’m glad I did, because I got some fun pictures of him.

I don’t get these more serious expressions very often.  It’s not that he never makes them, I just usually don’t capture them with my camera.

And another:

But then he got goofy and started grinning and moving in towards me.

And those grins are the best!

New Shoes (that light up!) and Wollmeise

Yesterday we took Davey to get some new shoes and clothes.  Almost every pair of pants that he had had almost overnight become high waters.  So we got him fixed up.  His ankles are now covered .

We also found him some new shoes.  He was hoping to find shoes that light up.   He wanted the “Jedi” shoes, but they didn’t have them in his size.  There were “Darth Vader” shoes that would light up, but he said, “those will scare my girlfriend Olivia.”  There were some other ones with Darth Vader only on the back of the heel.  Nope.  “Olivia walks behind me sometimes, and if she sees those, it will scare her.”

So then we found some that are supposed to look like a car.  They light up like Christmas lights.  He loved them.  He wanted to put them on first thing when he got up this morning.  (This picture is not actually of him putting them on first thing.  He was still in his pajamas at that point.)

Then we decided to take a picture of the lights.  We didn’t have much luck, but it was fun trying.

“Mommy, I’ll have to stomp for you to get them to light up.”  He didn’t mind jumping up and down for me at all (believe it or not, he’d had that shirt on for less than an hour).

We got a kinda blurry shot where you can kind of see them.  Davey would say that this does not do his awesome shoes justice at all!

He’s had some cute shoes, but I’m pretty sure that these are his all time faves.

I am very happy seeing him happy with his shoes, but I am also very happy about something else.

Awhile back, I was able to get a skein of the apparently elusive – hard to obtain German yarn called Wollmeise.    The Loopy Ewe sometimes has it.  I watch for posts on facebook as they announce when they have it in stock.  It goes very quickly.  Part of the appeal, I think, is the beautiful colors and their richness.  It might be easier to obtain in Germany.  I might need to make a trip.

I was saving it to knit some socks, but I kinda didn’t want these colors to be hidden on my feet.  I was getting ready to start my second cowl in the “The Great Cowl Challenge”, and it occurred to me to try out this yarn.  I think I am going to like this cowl, and that I will want to wear it.  I think I especially will want to wear it seeing how this is knitting up.  Pictures don’t really do it justice, and it is just so nice to knit with. I love it.