Scene: A bus to New York City on a Saturday afternoon, about a week ago. David is solving puzzles, Kristy is knitting away on the body of her Kirigami sweater.
Kristy: Originally, I had a goal of finishing this sweater in time to begin that skirt I want to knit on this bus trip. But now my new goal is to finish it by tomorrow night so I could start the skirt on Monday.
David: Oh, yeah? Why is that?
Kristy: Well, Monday is November 1...
David: Oh, and then you could knit it for NaKniSweMo.
Aside: Even though David doesn't knit himself, he knows the lingo.
Kristy: Exactly. NaKniSkiMo, maybe.
David: But wait, do they count skirts as part of it?
Kristy: Well, I don't know if "they" do or not, but that's what I want to do.
David: But then it wouldn't be national, would it? It would just be you. So it would really be KriKniSkiMo.
Scene: The living room at David and Kristy's house. David is reading blog posts, and Kristy is putting the buttons on a cowl she just finished knitting. The Kirigami sweater sits sleevelessly next to Kristy's chair.
Kristy: My original goal was to finish the sweater so I could start the skirt, but I changed that a little.
David: Oh yeah? Why is that?
Kristy: Well, I had to knit a cowl for the new coat I just got.
David: OK. I see.
Kristy: So I'll start my skirt a little later. But that's OK. KriKniSkiMo allows for things like that.
Pattern: Chevron Neck Warmer by Veronik Avery
Yarn: Juniper Moon Farm Cormo, worsted weight
Needle: US 5
Time to Knit: November 2- 4
Modifications: I messed up the first four rows of the pattern, and I didn't rip back to fix it. And I did a decrease bind off instead of a sewn bind off.
I really love this little cowl. It hugs my neck, and it has enough body to stand up on its own. It also can be pulled up to cover my nose. And I got to use some buttons that I've had in my stash, which is fun.