One and a half years ago, I was hiking in a forest in the South of The Netherlands. As I turned a corner, I discovered a large path in the woods, bordered by rows of mighty trees, some with green leaves, some with dark reddish-purple leaves. I love trees and shrubs with red,
Kiskadee is an lace elegant cowl inspired by birds in flight and their acrobatic skills.
The Kiskadee cowl is named after the bird the Great Kiskadee. They are swift, have an exuberant call, and have beautiful colors (color inspiration anyone?!). They seem to draw loops and curves in the sky.
Here in Europe, we’re heading toward Autumn. The days are noticeably cooler, the weather turned more humid and we’ve got alternately sun and rain. Yet, it’s also been unexpectedly warm for this time of the year, so I’m enjoying these days where Nature slows down.
I like Autumn because of the subtle changes it brings to the landscape.
Wandering around glacial cirques and moody mountain lakes, climbing steep granite rocks, roaming the plateaux and woods, exploring the gently-sloped hillsides teeming with life and wonderfully tasty mirabelle plums and myrtilles (blueberries in French)…
Do you sometimes find yourself torn between choosing a project with lace, or with mosaic, or with special shaping, or with cables, or with some colorwork, or with…? You see what I mean, right? There is only so much time in a day, and we want to maximize our crafting time.
Do you like knitting lace? I love it! And I want to share a cast-on tip with you. This is a modified long-tail cast-on that I use for lace and it’s super easy to do. And this is a useful tip for lace knitting, especially for cowls because they usually imply casting on many stitches.