Last week, as I was waiting for the train and trying to arrange my scarf tightly enough to keep my neck warm but not so tight as to choke me, I had a revelation.
I want a cowl.
I figure, as a knitter, I could make this happen. Then the following conversation occured:
Doubting self: "A cowl. Really? But we hate turtlenecks, tight scarves, and anything that rubs on our neck."
Excited self: "But totally! A cowl! We won't have to fuss with tucking in ends. And we've never, ever knit one!"
Doubting self: "We've never knit a tea cozy either. Or a doily."
Excited self: "Doilies are crochet. And our neck is coooooold! C'mon. It would count for 10 Shawls in 2010. We just wound a ball of Sea Silk...."
Doubting self: "Oh, the Sea Silk is nice. And I never thought we'd make it through 10 shawls..."
Excited self: "We can do it! I know we can!"
Doubting self: "Don't push it. You sound like a cheerleader. We are not a cheerleader."
Excited self: "Let's just check ravelry for a good idea tonight."
And there I discovered wisp (along with 2963 other people). A shawl, with buttons to convert to a long cowl. Or hooded scarf (see obsession from my last entry). With an easy stitch pattern!
Several days later...
It's practically knitting itself! Take that, Doubting Self!