It is a rather frigid (21 degrees Fahrenheit) morning in South Texas with a thin coating of ice on everything. The perfect kind of knitting weather, as far as I am concerned.
The other day, I posted about some recent yarn acquisitions. The photo above represents the progress on my new St. Romain pattern. This particular piece will actually be a buttoned cowl, but the pattern will include instructions for a wrap, as well. I used two strands of the Sublime Extra Fine Merino Lace to knit the edging, then one strand of the Manos Maxima worsted. The cables are a bit lost in the colorful yarn, but their purpose is to add texture and stability to the item. Linen stitch tames the variegated yarn in the middle, creating a lovely flat fabric.
The buttons are actually pinned above the button holes near the edging. I was hoping that two balls of Maxima (436 yards combined) would make it long enough to wrap twice about the neck, but I don't think that is going to happen. So, it will be a simple cowl which buttons around the neck with lovely lace draping down the front when worn.
The colors are delightful and friendly! The Maxima has a nice hand to it, as well.