Tuesday, 21 August 2007
Oooo! Just whippin' out the projects. Nothing like a little instant gratification :0)
I've finished the cowl (took a whole two hours). You see it here on the left, very obligingly modelled by Mr. Bear, T's should have been toy. Poor T. The sacrifices he makes for my knitting *dramatic gesturing* Anyway, the cowl is basically a straight tube, as seen in the other picture. It can either be doubled up for more warmth, or scrunched up, as seen on Mr. Bear, and pulled over the chin for warmth. The idea was taken from HAD Headwear, (sorry, that was the best picture I could find) which is popular here. I love them for walking the dogs because they don't fall off when you bend over like scarves and can be pulled up over the chin to keep your face warm and they'll stay there. They can be worn under or over things and if you get too hot, you can take it off and stuff it in a purse or pocket. This you can't always do with a scarf. /HAD advert. The pattern for this is based on the Winter Femme pattern and was made to match the hat. It's out of the same yarn, it's just a different bit, so the colours are slightly different. It's also not double knit like the hat, because I didn't have enough yarn. Besides, that might have gotten too warm. So, now we just have to hope she likes it!