i know, i know it's july and here i am showing you an f.o of a warm and cozy cowl. i have my reasons though :)
this is a going away gift that i made for my dear neighbour. i'm so sad that they've moved to quebec. i know it's a great move for them, they'll be closer to family. but i'll miss her lots. this is most definitely part of military life though. friends move.. often. at any rate, knowing she'll be needing something warm for those cold quebec winters, i knew the marian cowl would be just the thing.
i know i don't have to tell you, i've always been a fan of jane's designs. all of them... and i know my girlfriend has also admired it too... as i had knit her the oatmeal pullover per her request a couple of years ago.
this time knitting the marian, i decided not to do the optional twist. i totally love it. the squish factor is lovely. i knit it in the lion brand wool ease thick & quick, and 15mm needles.
she totally loves it, and i know that she'll get a lot of use out of this cowl. also, as a bonus, she'll think of me ;)
if you haven't knit a marian before, i totally recommend it. i've knit up several. they are great, easy knits with immediate results. and you know, even though it is july. it's never too early to start up holiday crafting. these make delightful christmas pressies! and at only one skein per project, totally affordable too!
have you started thinking of holiday knitting yet? thinking of making a marian? do it. simply put. now let's have a coffee, and plan ahead ;) xo