So when everyone else’s hearts are singing for joy as the trees begin to blossom, what have I just done? I’ve finished a superbly thick, divinely yummy and soft, alpaca cowl that will keep me warm through the chilly nights and days to come. Ahem… what!!! Well, it’s not all bad, because realistically, we do have quite a few cold spells to live through before we can, with authority, pronounce winter as being behind us.
I used two skeins of Rowan Alpaca Chunky, that I picked up at my favourite yarn haunt, Sunspun Yarns a month or so ago, along with their own pattern for the cowl, and I’m just thrilled with it, I must say. It’s really nice to wear, and I love how it sits nice and flat when I wear it as a long loop, rather than doubled over. I was worried it might stand away a little to much, which on me looks kinda wrong. You know what I mean, yeah? Like it would look quite OK if I was about 6 inches taller, and about 2 dress sizes smaller up top.
Anyway, moving right along… I do love it. Took me a little over 2 evenings to finish. Not a bad little project. Very manageable. And when it came time to sew it up into a moebius strip, I used this tutorial for mattress stitch. Worked really well.
So, now I have something that I’ve knit myself, and that’s lovely and warm to wear to The Craft Sessions in a couple of weeks. I so can’t wait!!!