Wednesday, 3 March 2010

A cowl.... or something like that

I'm going to have to take a better picture!
Okay, you can't see it very well,
So, when a particularly lovely
doula client of mine brought back
one skein of hand spun, hand dyed wool
from the states,
(yarn is so hard to come by here)
I knew I had to do
something special with it for myself.

But what?
Enter Inspiration via JC Handmade and her
Simple, I know, but oh so effective with one beautiful skein.

Somehow, with my (nonexistent) maths skills
and pathological avoidance of
s w a t c h e s
The cowl turned out a bit more snug than JC's origional.
But I don't mind.
It works really well pulled up into a kind of head scarf
on windy days, too!

On our recent trip to England, I hardly ever took it off.
Unless my daughter begged it off of me,
which happened more than once.
UPDATE: (Here's the new picture, I had planned on modeling it in the cowl method of wearing, but with a teeshirt on a really hot day it's a bit ridiculous. You can see the beautiful striping, though!)


  1. Awww, I like it! Great colors...and I'm a sucker for stripes, you know. :)

  2. Thanks for your comment on my blog! I'm so addicted to refashioning now too. Your cowl is lovely. I like it as the headscarf ... very pretty!

  3. I've got to further my knitting skills. I hate swatches too, and muslins, and all that kind of thing.