I’ve been fighting a pretty nasty cold all week, so I’m staying in this New Year’s Eve. I don’t really have the energy for a recap either, so just a few happenings since my last post!

My yule log was beautiful – unfortunately the cake was kinda dry. I really liked the frosting though – Swiss Meringue buttercream, flavoured with instant espresso powder and vanilla. I’d definitely make that, and the meringue mushrooms again.

yule log, complete!

I knit an Attabi cowl in one day, out of Berroco Blackstone Tweed – it’s a sample that I’m taking with me to the January TNNA show next week. I love the deep purple!

attabi cowl

Not so much a single day project (I had to keep ripping out for sizing), but on Christmas and a few days afterwards I knit this cowl out of Malabrigo Twist. It’s reversible, and super quick and fun! I used 2 skeins – look for the pattern in January.

new cowl, side B

That’s about it! Tonight I’m knitting, relaxing, and trying to kick this cold. Hope your New Year’s is fun.

8 Responses to “and a happy new year”

  1. Jody

    Attabi looks great! I never noticed you did a cowl pattern as well. Might work up nicely using some sock yarn and adjusting for gauge – what do you think?

    Have a great 2011!

  2. Georganna

    Hi Laura,
    Beautiful cake and lovely knitting too! Look forward to the new cowl pattern.
    We’ve all been fighting a stubborn cold virus here too — can’t get rid of the darned thing. Hope you’re well soon & have a wonderful new year!

  3. julia

    Mmm, yummy looking cake and knits! Everyone I know has been sick over the holidays (me too) – feel better soon!

  4. Fabbyxp

    Hi!! I can´t find where to buy the pattern of the second cowl you made, the gray one???


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