Hello, again! From the 2014 Maine winter. Where it's always snowing! And it's very, very cold!
What I really mean to say is - this is the latest and greatest of the needles! It's a honey cowl - I've made one before and wear it constantly. This one, though, is for a friend, a friend who I thought could use a little extra lovin', a little extra warmth this season. But before sending it off, I had to give it a go to make sure it worked at keeping out the cold. Of course it does. It's such a great knit, that Honey Cowl. This one is made with a skein of the amazing Swan's Island yarn that is just so delightful to touch (in the same colorway as Ani's sweater jacket). I used one skein, and cast on 160 stitches, putting it somewhere between the two sizes provided on the pattern, but just enough to wrap (tightly) twice if wanted. I like it that way, anyway.
(Why yes, adorable cats and pups are the perfect accessory, we think.)
I took one more lap round the Honey Cowl train this week, making another for Adelaide. Watching her head to the mountain for skiing, I asked where her cowl was. "I don't have on that fits, Mom." Well, my goodness gracious. I remedied that, you can be sure, by the time she got home later in the day. It's with a bit of Sundara - the same yarn I used to make my own Honey Cowl as well as Annabel's baby sweater. Oh, it really does always work out to buy a little extra yarn, doesn't it? (I like to tell myself this often.)
Well. With those two things off the needles I can rest assured that two ladies I love will be just a little bit warmer in what remains of this winter. It's a cold one, to be sure. Stay warm, all! May I suggest a little knitting?