Now when archaeological excavations are finished I finally have time to show you first of two and a half projects I’ve made in last 40 days.. It’s not unusual for me to bring something to knit during free time.. Some of my projects that I’ve already shared on Kollabora (1, 2, 3) traveled with me on excavations and back home.. This time while I was packing I couldn’t decide for which kind of project will I have time and energy to make, so I packed one of my UFO’s and two different yarns of wool.. My UFO are mittens which I’m making without pattern.. Too complicated project for free time after spending all day freezing on fieldwork..
One of those yarns was this chunky green wool (Souvenir) from one of my favorite yarn labels Troitsk.. When I finally got around to start knitting, I wanted something easy, without a lot of thinking.. Cowl is an easy thing to make and I needed one for fieldwork.. For a longer time I wanted to try herringbone stitch and it was perfect for what I had in mind.. Here’s a youtube tutorial.. My only problem were knitting needles.. I needed thicker ones, at least 10 mm, but I brought only 6 mm ones (don’t know what I was thinking).. Luckily, my friend Olga spent first weekend at home and brought me her needles.. Making the cowl was easy and fast.. I have to admit that I’ve made longer breaks, like 10 days without knitting, but in the end the cowl was there to keep me warm during cold and windy November days..
Big thanks to Olga for sharing knitting needles with me, and Romi for these photos :D