I am quite indulgent with my knitting whims. It is a hobby after all. I do try to not be wasteful with money or yarn but sometimes I just have to find out why. Why what you ask? Well as a knitter who spends more time than they should reading blogs and poking around on Ravelry I tend to see trends. And when something is being knit by so many people I wonder what am I missing out on. Back in the dark ages before Ravelry trends were commonplace. Things like Broadripple Socks, Charlotte’s Web shawls and Rogue sweaters passed through the blogs like a virus. Now with Ravelry there is a central place to see just how viral a pattern has become. So I’ve seen bunches of Honey Cowls on blogs and over 10,000 projects on Ravelry. I figured there had to be something there so I cast on one. So far so good. The yarn is Paton’s Classic Wool in mercury that I picked up at Michael’s with a coupon over the weekend. So tell me do you ever cast on just because everyone else is?