Monday, February 25, 2013

Gap-tastic

My Gap-tastic Cowl is all done!  I finished it last week but have hesitated to post it because I haven't been able to get good pictures of it.  I'd like to show it being worn but can't seem to get a picture of myself with it on because the camera is always in the way.  I took photos of it laying on a table...


It looks pretty good but doesn't show how it looks when it's worn.  So, I tried taking some with it on my dress form. The dress form is purple and I couldn't find anything to put on it that would cover the purple (including the neck part at the top) and look good with the cowl.  This is the best I could find.  I don't think the color looks very good with the cowl.  But, here it is...my finished Gap-tastic...


I love it doubled up.  It's so squishy, cozy and warm...


The color in the bottom two photos is more accurate.

I knitted this with size 13, circular needles.  And, I used two skeins (248 total yards) of Loops and Threads Select Wool yarn in the color, Taupe.  I really like this yarn but it's almost impossible to find.  When my daughter initially bought some, she could only find it at one Michael's store.  At that time, we could view it on their website in lots of beautiful colors.  When she bought it for me, it was still only available at the one Michael's store.  But, we could no longer find it on line.  I can't even find it listed on Ravelry.  I hope it hasn't been discontinued all together because I'd like to use it again.  

This was such a fun project!  I loved knitting with big needles and chunky yarn for a change.  When I finished this and went back to working on my blanket project and size 8 needles, they seemed so small!

14 comments:

Cindie Kitchin said...

What a great cowl - it would be perfect for handspun, especially the ones I never spun up enough of for a big project.

Debbie said...

The cowl looks so nice! Love the color.

Michelle said...

This turned out great and they are so in style right now.

September Violets said...

This cowl does look lovely and cozy! Great colour too :) Wendy

by Teresa said...

That's one of the best cowl designs I've seen, good job! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

(PS - I have a hard time doing the comment code thing - if you moderate comments anyway, you don't need to use the code. Just a suggestion. :-) )

sandy @ french laundry 132 said...

You worry too much! It's exquisitely lovely no matter how it is photographed! Something this beautiful could never show a bad photo ♥♥♥

gilly said...

Ooh, it's lovely - looks so deliciously cosy and snuggly, well done!
xx

Shirley said...

Good Morning, I like your pretty cowl. Taupe goes with a lot of different colors. Isn't is fun when you find something you like to only not be able to find it anymore. Have a wonderful day. Hugs and prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

Terri said...

Ooooh, I think it is lovely! That is a fab color and pattern. It is so hard to get a picture of knitting. I think it is the bumpy texture makes it hard for the camera to properly focus on.
You did a lovely job!
Hugs,
Terri

Roxie said...

Love the cowl. Seed stitch, right? Size 13 just flys along!! You'll have to do something on size 3s to make those size 8s seem good again.

Connie said...

It turned out so pretty and looks like it will go with a lot of different outfits. Is that a seed stitch that you used? Very nice :)
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

lynn cockrell said...

Your cowl is gorgeous! You did a great job.

Lynn

girlunwinding said...

Well it looks fantastic! you are just going to have to recruit someone to be your photographer, darling.
Every model needs her photographer.
I've looked at this pattern several times on Ravelry. Right now I am making the Burning Ring of Fire Cowl. Simple but effective, I think.
Thanks for sharing!
~Dawn

Kadee Willow said...

This cowl is so very pretty! And what a shame that you can't find the yarn anymore. So frustrating! You did a good job with the pics...!