Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Toasty Me!

I just finished a soft, toasty, warm cowl just for me. It's another cowl made from the free Georgian Lace Cap pattern. I've made several of these for gifts and I've been wanting one for myself ever since the first one. I love these! They're pretty and fun to make. This one is made from a ball of Cotton Ease that I picked up a couple weeks ago on clearance. This cowl cost me less than $3 to make! And, I may have enough yarn left over to make a baby hat.

I used size 7, 16" circular needles and followed the pattern, knitting 7 repeats of the lace chart. Instead of doing the decreases for the hat, I finished it up by knitting four more rows and binding off loosely with a size 8 needle. This cowl is one lace repeat longer than the other ones I made and I love it even more. It's a perfect size to keep my entire neck warm.


I love the color, "Seaspray". It even matches a pair of my favorite turqouise earrings...


The calendar may say "Spring" but it's still wintery around here. There are more storms and cold temps in our forecast for the next week or so. I think I'll be wearing and enjoying this a lot! :-)

4 comments:

Erin said...

Very pretty! Love the color.

KarenB said...

The cowl is so beautiful and I love those earrings! You'll definitely need the cowl this week. Isn't the rain getting old? I keep telling myself that the wildflowers will be spectacular.

Benita said...

Very pretty and chic looking! It looks great with the white coat.

Sel and Poivre said...

Ditto what Erin said but also how fabulous it looks against the white!