With 14+ days to spare, the Hunger Games-inspired cowl I was knitting for a Valentine’s gift for my Little Sis is complete.
The project was quick and fun. The pattern was well-written and easy to follow. However, I’m glad I tapered the body/wrap portion, because I think it more closely resembles the original from the movie.
To taper it, I cast on 40 stitches instead of the 85 prescribed in the pattern. Then, I increased one stitch with every row. I used the 3rd stitch in each row for the increase stitch. By the end, I had 87 total stitches, which worked out great for the shape and size. As an added bonus, that bit of tapering eliminated one entire skein of yarn from the project. I have an unused skein to return to the store for exchange or refund.
I think I will order one of these Mockingjay pins to go with the gift.
On the topic of running, with Janathon rapidly coming to a close, I’m trying to decide what kind of training program to begin. I’m looking at a 3-runs-per-week program again, that I never really got off the ground last time. I think it is the best option for my training level and working lifestyle.