Just when I thought Old Man Winter was headed back North for cooler temperatures, the weather around here changed...bitterly. Bundling up is a necessity with hats, mitts and layers of long underwear and sweaters. Still, the cold was nipping at my cheeks and nose ~ in a viciously biting kind of way. I dove into our wooly trunk and quickly found myself up to my knees in vests, socks, jumpers, and longies, yet I could not find a single scarf. Not a one.
This had to be remedied, I declared and quickly set aside a sweater I was knitting for my youngest. Picking up a luxurious skein of leftover wool from this project, I cast on for the honey cowl by madeline tosh. I love a free pattern, but one that is simple and straightforward ~ and pretty! ~ is...well...a beautiful thing.
I did alter the pattern slightly, however. I chose the middle size (and had I done it again, I'd go for the full cowl) and decided some of the honey pattern mixed with a little stockinette stitch would be interesting. Besides, at first it wasn't the mindless knit I had anticipated...that came about three quarters through when my subconscious finally absorbed the pattern.
And now, with the temperatures still hovering on the lowish side, this cowl is keeping my neck and face toasty warm...in a luxuriously decadent kind of way.
ravelry notes here
joining Ginny for her yarn along here