Hello my lovelies, What a glorious day it is down here! Germs aside, the sun is shining and I spent the morning in my craft room, soaking it up while my boys slept in for hours (I really suck at being a real "school" mama, my bad, no school today but they are sick afterall :-( ) and sewing in all the ends and adding buttons to my Amiga Neck Cowl.
So today we have a great big Ta-dah......... In all its sunny glory...... :-)
OK, it needs to be blocked, but lets just pretend we don't notice okay? Otherwise we would have had to wait a little longer to see it!
I really loved this pattern, designed by Torrirot Design , found for FREE on Ravelry. And decided to suggest it as a CAL/KAL on our Everything Zen group over there. So far it has been lovely watching the progress as each person posts and seeing how different yarns give such different effects.
While I would have loved to have gone outside and taken pictures in nature as the colours suggest they would look good out there, I am still not up to heading outside so in my impatience to show you, we opted for inside shots. A little too white in my opinion but at least the cowl stands out. :-)
I used Noro Kureyon Sock Wool, Colour S221. This was the first time I have ever used this yarn and at first I was a bit un-impressed as it felt quite rough to touch. However, I loved watching the colours emerge and also once I got up to the knitting section the wool felt much softer. I can imagine it would knit up into a lovely pair of socks.
I very much loved the pattern, it was easy to understand and well set out. I think I will have to make this one again. I am thinking in more earthy colours for myself. I would like to try it without the buttons too. This one slips easily over my head with the buttons done up so I think it would work well.
Here are a couple of pictures of the back of the cowl.......
Lovely and warm and ready for winter!
What a fun project this was!
Have a beautiful day everyone! Hugs and smoochies xoxoxox