Thursday, November 26, 2009

never doing that again aka I should know better

I've been busy busy trying to get a jump on Christmas shopping. I slogged through two major malls early this week and I'm done shopping. The only person that I haven't bought anything for is my Dad. He is so hard to buy for. I really don't know what to get him. It doesn't help that it's also his birthday next week.

I taught a cowl class last weekend and I brought some of my cowls to demonstrate the different patterns available. The students tried them on and some were deemed 'scratchy'. I'm not that sensitive to wool but now I'm realizing that some people are so I'm digging out my wool/silk and wool/cotton yarns to make some non-scratchy cowls.

Pattern: Ashford Cowl by Nicola Faull (Ravelry link)
Yarn: Cascade Sierra; col 16; 1 skein (191 yds; 100g)
Needle: 5mm Addis
Note: I didn't do the scalloped edging.

Pattern: Abstract Leaves Cowl by Deb Mulder (Ravelry link)
Yarn: Mirasol Cotonani; col 406 Tangerine; 1.6 skeins (90 yds per 50g skein)
Needles: 5mm Addis
Notes: Used larger needles & thicker yarn. Cast on 90 sts.

Surprise, the sun came out briefly and there was a cat sitting by the window. Time for a cat'n cowl picture:

Phoebe let me know how much she hates cowls (click to embiggen):


Chris said...


I'm one of those people whose neck is really sensitive to wool around my neck - even my Koigu Kersti scarf is something I can't wear for very long and not at all if I'm going to get sweaty (going in and out a lot).

Pretty cowls!

PurlingPirate said...

Maybe Phoebe is a scarf kind of cat?

Bea said...

Wow. She really does hate cowls!

Batty said...

Beautiful cowls -- and what a good, obedient kitty! Your face is still attached. That's a good sign.

geela said...

Would your Dad like a pair of socks filled with cashews, candy or chocolate?.....or maybe a cat with a cowl around its neck?

knitseashore said...

I love the pretty lace patterns in your cowls! It's too bad Phoebe doesn't appreciate them. Pink is her color. I hope your scratches heal soon!

Kate said...

Hi there! Thanks for entering my little contest! I love your cowls- they are so pretty! The cat looks a little less than happy, though!

Happy Knitting!