While I still have eight (!) finished objects from 2008 that still need posts, I do have my first FO of 2009 ready to show:
Pattern: Luxe Neck Warmer from Knit 2 Together (Ravelry Link)
Yarn: Rowan RYC Soft Tweed in Antique (pink) on size 10.5 bamboo circs
Started and Completed: 1/4/09
I’m going to admit that I’ve been resisting the cowl. I’ve seen dozens and dozens (and DOZENS) of knit cowls on Ravelry this winter, but couldn’t understand the allure. It goes over your head! How could it be that warm?
Then I realized – I don’t need a super warm scarf in my new hometown of Louisville (at least, not everyday). Plus, a bulky-weight cowl knits up much faster than a scarf. In fact, this project took me just a few hours in front of the TV on a Sunday night.
I should have known I’d love it. I made my mom a mobius cowl a couple of years ago for a big trip to Europe, thinking that it would be something warm to wear on her neck without the fuss of a scarf. I should have realized then that I was on to something. It just took me another 2 years to figure it out!