Here’s my March UFO. It’s the DaVinci Cowl.
While I cannot say I love this project, I almost love it. First, the edges curl. I knew they would. I had read notes from others who made it and thought by making a 6 row garter along the edges, it might not roll, but it does, despite blocking and turning the edges completely the wrong way, they flip back out. I totally love how you calculate the repeat to get the amazing pooling.
I did not want it to be this long but, one of the many times I ripped back and cast on, I tried making it shorter and using bigger needles but the fabric was too loose for my liking.
This project was started for the Gift Along back in November but I restarted it several times. I totally gave up after Christmas and had decided not to make it, ripped it all back, then for the Ravellenics Games on Ravelry (that coincide with the Winter Olympics), I cast on again, though didn’t finish it in time for the game challenge. I took it to my uncle’s in February and cast on for the fourth time there. I knew it was going to be too long but at that point I figured it was either finish or give up. I got a bit done – it’s so easy – just stockinette. Then when it was drawn as the March UFO, I dug it out just in time to have it handy to take to the hospital and knitted on it quite a bit while Vince was there.
Normally I won’t start, rip, start, rip, start again that many times but I love pooling so it drew me back in every time. Glad to have it finished and it’s something I can wear with my brown coat next winter.