Was so inspired by Jill's beautiful cowl from last week's linky creative space.
And she kindly shared the pattern with us. Have wanted to try a cowl and just couldn't quite find a pattern that spoke to me.
This one did. Since I was using quite a chunky 8 ply ( rustic"wineberry" from Bendigo woollen mills) with 6mm hook I did reduce the beginning chains to 28 which gave 5 diamonds.
Didn't put buttons on this one, as I wanted some versatility in ways to wear it, so I have been trying out a few of my pins on it. Pink is not really my colour though (it was what I had though) , so not sure what I am going to do with it...
But then I got the cowl bug and made this cowl using the V stitch. Again this is rustic "peppercorn" from bendigo woolen mills. I used about 50g. This time I added some wooden buttons that I had pulled off a vest. And I am hooked on cowls now - so warming.
I did have a splurge last week and bought myself a tea towel from Nic at Yardage Design. I had another place in mind in the kitchen, but it proved too big for that area. But am more than happy with it here and Steve did a super job of making a frame for it and then he even stretched it for me.
Still want to find something for the original empty space...
And then ....another thing on my ever growing "to try" list was a sunnies case.
So picked a trio of bright colours in 5ply ( but really feels like 8ply) cotton and 3.5 hook, and htr'd away. Made the pattern up as I went along.
What do you think?
AND THEN I made a bag with leftover skirt fabric. But more about that another time.
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