if you haven't already joined in the carefree cowl knit along, well you just plain should ;) shannon of luvinthemommyhood and i are joining forces here. there is tons of support on the ravelry thread all about the knit along, and some great chats!
i'm so excited to see how enthusiastic everyone is. so many wonderful cowls, and a few of you on your second and third cowls already! woot woot! i've gotta say, that's inspiration!
well you already know the cowl pattern i've chosen, but for the sake of just repeating myself, i will...repeat myself ;)
i'm doing the bandana cowl by the purl bee. i LOOOVE it!
funnily enough, when i first picked this pattern, there were very few project pages on ravelry for this pattern. since then though, this has really caught people's eye. (of course, it's such a lovely cowl!) and now it's becoming a fave in the KAL as well! yippee!
i really thought about ordering in some yarn from the purl bee, and i know it would have been just sublime.. but the price was hefty. $12 just for shipping.. eeks! i thought about the cascade ecological wool too, but the yardage is huge... and honestly, with market knitting, i have enough yarn here at the moment. (save for one other project that i'm crossing my fingers for... another post though... )
but enough chit chat... i know you're dying to know what i'm knitting it up in.... ok time to spill the beans...
i'm knitting with berroco vintage chunky.and so far i'm loving it!
truth be told, i just didn't want to justify $43 for one skein.. well not right now anyways... and then i saw this. my LYS was having a sale, well it's just so squishy! I've never knit in berroco vintage before at all. so i'm pretty pleased with my experience so far! and the colour? i loooove it. this one is called black cherry..
first of all, bandanas are cool.. and second, well red bandanas... ?? umm hello. lately i've been on a red kick. i love it. it's probably the cooler weather.. but it's awesome. i was going to go for a more vibrant red, but truth be told, it just didn't look as good up against my skin.
this colour is really so lovely. it's so rich, and warm. perfect for the winter.
the thing that's so great about cowls, is that they are such quick knits! really, it's easy to whip up a few of them. and perfect timing for christmas pressies, don't ya think? the wonderful thing about the knit along is having such an army of knitters all knitting the same accessory! what a resource it is! so if you're looking for cowl patterns, aren't sure of a yarn choice, or need the support of someone making the same project as you... this KAL is really for you! we're a friendly bunch, i promise! have i convinced you? well the lovely shannon of luvinthemommyhood has made us a nifty button to sport on our blogs! want one?
also if you haven't signed up for the KAL yet, just head on over to the link below and sign on up! the deadline is november 9th, so you've still got lots of time.
did you see that shannon has already finished her first cowl? you're amazing! head on over to luvinthemommyhood and check it out!
and don't forget to check out her shout out about jane richmond's newest design! i'm in love... and goodness, audry's on the brain!
how are you doing on your cowls? are you knitting more than one? what are your fave patterns so far? and what's the colour you're gravitating most to for this knit along? i'm always up for a chat, so go on, grab a coffee, your knitting and let's get cozy. xo