Playing with yarn can be like therapy. It can calm my mind and nerves, switch my mind
to a better direction, and just make me feel good. It's often what I think about when I'm in a stressful situation or pushing my boundaries (like when I rappelled into those canyons a couple weeks ago).
Knitting, crocheting and playing with yarn is a cozy, happy, feel-good place for me.
Yarn therapy is exactly what I've needed lately with some of the stress of my life and the intense activities of our vacation. I had the perfect yarn for that sort of thing...a skein of Aslan Trends Lecco.
It's fun, funky and made with one of my favorite fibers, cotton. I used it to create the perfect yarn
therapy type of project too. I made a no rules, no pattern, fat needles, just knitting project.
Here it is...my fun and fringy cowl...
I used size 13 needles and cast on 22 stitches. Why 22? Because it seemed like the perfect width
and it's the age of my daughter (I like picking numbers that mean something). Then, I enjoyed
every simple knit stitch and not a single purl. I knitted until I was getting close to the end.
Then, I roughly measured from the end what I thought I'd need for fringe. I knitted close to that and bound off. I gave it one twist to create a mobious, stitched it together and added some fringe.
It was quick and fun and I love the result. It's a little artsy, I think.
I love the look of the yarn and the results but I'm not sure I'll buy this yarn again.
The unspun parts of the yarn tend to get fuzzy very easily. So, I'm not quite sure how
well it will hold up with wear. But, I'll enjoy it as long as I can!