Are you on a cowl craze yet? Maybe this will take you over the edge and you can join me on the dark side.
The beautiful dark purple hand-dyed colours of this yarn made it a good project for the pattern, because of the subtle colour gradations. The pattern, she was addicting and I found very well written. I loved watching the “maze” develop and wrap around. The join (for the round) is seamless as far as I’m concerned, except that I’ve still not bothered to weave in the ends, so inside I know where I began and ended. It’s super stretchy and if I were to actually block it I think it would be long enough for a hood. I love it and wore it up to Rhinebeck, but it still may find a new owner this forthcoming holiday season. I have more than enough cowls for my own needs now. Yes, despite my head coverings I will wear a cowl. I often don’t take them off once they get on. My office is FREEZING.
I’m sad that the picture is so poor, it is a deep grape purple that I find difficult to photograph. I thought about posting another project today, but had much of this already prepped. I want to try again on a bright sunny day but that hasn’t happened yet. A better indication of the depth of colour may be seen peaking out of my jacket here.
The crochet scarflette is coming very slowly. I’ve found that in developing my knitting skills these past few years, I have severely slowed in my hook wielding skills. I believe that I will need a solid chunk of time in a comfortable and well lit place with a nice pile of podcasts before serious progress is obtained.
Time will tell.
Next week, I spin dk!