Friday, January 14, 2011

Cowl Girls

After THIS post, I had a couple of girlfriends request a cowl. Of course I was more than happy to oblige. They turned out pretty cute. This time I used the yarn that the pattern called for, Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick. I made one in the "Charcoal" color and one in "Gray Marble." Can't wait to send them off!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Star Crossed Slouchy Beret

I received a gift certificate to Center Street Knits for Christmas from my nieces. I was able to get over to the shop this week and purchase some yarn and a free copy of the Star Crossed Slouchy Beret pattern. It only took me a day to knit this up, and it's so soft and cozy. Mine turned out a bit bigger than the one they had on display in the store, but I think it still looks great, and I am happy that it covers my ears and still has the slouch to it. I mean, shouldn't hats cover your ears? Isn't that the point :)

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Chunky Lace Cowl

My MIL gave me a bunch of Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk yarn this winter. Since I've been working on a blanket lately that is kind of boring to knit (looks cute, but it's just garter stitch over and over and over) I wanted to knit something quick and with some texture and fun to it. So, I grabbed some of the Alpaca Silk, found an awesome cowl pattern on Ravelry and got to work. Here's the final product:

I love it! It is soooooo soft and will be so warm.