It's the darkest time of the year in this hemisphere, so it's not surprising that holidays during this season celebrate light.  I love the literal and metaphorical implications behind these commemorations and I also enjoy thinking about miracles in my life and lifetime as well as those that have taken place over the ages.  All this is a hokey segue into the issue that's plaguing me today:  I knit a warm, cozy cowl I'm calling the Eyelet Cowl, in a color of Malabrigo Worsted that reminds me of sunshine and the soft glow of candelight, and I want to put a picture of it up here on the blog, but for the life of me I can't get a good picture of it.  Here's why, it's so damn dark and gloomy outside! And the light in the store creates all these funky shadows (plus I didn't want my face in it).  Ugh.  So, I'm going to put up my pathetic, bad picture of it.  But the good news is it's quick, it's easy, it's fun to knit and it only takes one skein of worsted weight yarn plus it's a free pattern with purchase.  I'll put it up on Ravlery after the holidays are over.  It really is beautiful.  I think you'll want to knit several as gifts plus of course one for yourself.
Eyelet Cowl

I'm also including it in our special Holiday Gift Bags which are available when you purchase a gift certificate in any amount.  For $25 you get one of the hot, new 24"Addi Rocket needles* in either a size 7, 8 or 9; 2 packs of Soak wool wash and the pattern for the Knit 1 Eyelet Cowl all wrapped up and ready to give in a pretty Knit 1 project bag.  You can't beat that, right?  The bags come in lots of fun and whimsical patterns.

There is going to be a Knit 1 holiday party on December 12.  Stay tuned for details...

Hope to see all of you soon,

*the needle will be exchangeable since gifters don't always know what size the giftee needs.