Friday, February 10, 2012

Honey Cowl

My Honey Cowl is finished! Oh man, it is so perfect and warm...I used it yesterday morning on my way to work and it was great. Better than the lighter scarf I've been using, but not as bulky as my heavy scarf. I am just glad I actually got it done to use this winter.

This pattern has been going around blogland for a while now. I saw it here, and here, and probably a few other places and somewhere along the way it seemed like something I needed to make. I actually had a different cowl pattern in mind that I like a bit better, but I had the right weight yarn for this and would have had to buy bulky yarn for the other. That's okay though, I'm going to make the other for my sister so if I like it enough I will make one for me.

I started this right before Christmas when I ran out of yarn for my legwarmers. And it goes pretty quick, I just kept getting distracted working on other things. I did consider quitting at one point when I realized the yarn was twisted when I joined it in the it has a big twist in it. But since it gets wrapped around anyway I don't mind. I don't know how I managed to not notice for at least 16 rounds, but I guess there are just so many stitches crammed on there that I missed it.  I made the larger size because I wanted to be able to wrap it twice and I am glad I did because I love it that way. I used Encore DK yarn, because that's what my dad had for me to steal, and it is nice and soft and warm. I think I did end up making this 10 or 11 inches instead of 12 because I really wanted it done and it seems plenty wide enough.

The pattern is available for download here if you are interested. And I started using ravelry so you can find me on there as well! Not that I've put much up there, but it's a start. And now I go kick off a weekend by {hopefully} putting a quilt top together! I am so excited about this weekend, I get to see my sister, have a day-long date with my hubby, and finish up my embroidery 101 quilt! Next week I really need to make a couple valentine's day gifts real quick.....that kind of snuck up on me. Anyway, happy weekend!

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