i've said it before though, i love days like this every once in a while... they're so cozy. and after weeks of busy visiting time, and then a first camping trip.. i could use the break...
but let's talk knitting.. ok? i've got an f.o for ya.
remember this pretty skein? oh goodness it has behaved nicely :)
the honey cowl was the perfect pattern for it. this yarn was such a treat to work with. the merino is sooo soft. and i couldn't stop staring at it.. the colour changes were just eye-catching.. don't you think so?
it's the coziest. and i love it. greens and rust-oranges are some of my fave colours. very earthy... i don't think my pics do it justice, but you do have a pretty good idea i think. :) i will most definitely be knitting in madelinetosh merino dk again.
the pattern for the honey cowl has different options to work with, depending on the yardage you have. because i had only 1 skein i could have done a shorter length, but i decided to cast on for the longest length.. and just knit to half of the width of the large size. personally i love it.
when you're wrapping it around your neck twice, it's still a great length. not too short at all. it doesn't constrict and i'm super happy with how it's turned out.
i'm certain this lovely will get much wear out of it. it's just too pretty not to be worn. and for some reason, these colours make me think of my times at the cottage. of canoing, and hiking the "granny goat's path" and exploring our little "mica mine" (we have many nick names at our cottage...lol).
yes. this cowl gives me warm fuzzies.
it's a very easy knit. totally portable. you don't need to bring the pattern along with you. and the results are stunning.
i totally recommend it. i knit it on a 5.0mm. i'd love to try this pattern using 2 skeins as well. just sayin'.
and how are you keeping busy today? have you knit the honey cowl before? are you a fan of madelinetosh yarn (um i don't think i know of anyone who isn't..) any recent fo's popping up that give you warm fuzzies, and allow you to wander down memory lane? like i said it's a blustery, dark, damp day. i've got the coffee on, and soon the bread will be baking.. come chat! xo