I would like to take a moment to direct you all to my blog title...yes, a bit of OCD over here.
Last Christmas, it was all about the knit hats. This year, I may have gone a little Cowl Crazy.
First of all, I never did show you the finished cowls that I made as gifts for Felicity and Krista. I wanted to give them a little something when I met them in the flesh at retreat.
As soon as I saw this yarn, Malabrigo Rios in Solis, I knew it was made for Felicity. She is all about the blues and greens, and she was working on this adorable mini quilt while I was stitching this up, so I named it the Posseidon Cowl ;) I used the free Northern Loop pattern from Ravelry, and she looked so gosh darn adorable in it!
For Krista, I went with warm tones, the same Malabrigo Rios but in Archangel. I used the (also free) Elis pattern on Ravelry, which uses a cool Indian Cross Stitch that was a ton of fun to knit up. Loved how it looked on her as well!
Then I made another modified Elis using some Tanis Fiber Arts yarn for my friend Samantha. Shipped it off to her in Toronto!
Then there was the Honey Cowl for Svetlana...
Herringbone Cowl for me.
Next I decided to make a Dropped Stitch cowl using a skein of Malabrigo Rasta that I had been hording for awhile. This was meant for a gift but I loved it too hard....it's for me. I am not going to lie to you, it makes me look HOT.
If he looks a little sour, it is because his feelings are hurt as Katie B said she DOESN'T LIKE TWILIGHT. What the fudge? Katie, please reconsider........he's not going to give up on you....for eternity.
And that concludes my OCD venture into the world of cowls. For now!