The weather has turned cold, and  I’ve been on a cowl kick.  I don’t even know whether or not I like wearing cowls;  I don’t really like things around my neck for very long.  I don’t own any turtlenecks, and even necklaces bother me by the end of the day.  I usually stick to scarves in the winter.  They keep you warm, but don’t have to stay on all day.  However, knitting them can seem endless, and there’s always a point in the middle where you become convinced you’ll never be finished.  Cowls are definitely faster to knit.
Lichen Cowl

This is the Lichen Cowl from Lolly Knitting Around.  The lavender yarn is Bernat Glow in the Dark yarn because I had some on hand and thought it would be fun.  The blue yarn is Patons Classic Wool.  I think it turned out a little too bit to actually keep me warm, but if I double it, it’s a little tight so I don’t know how much use I’ll actually be getting out of it.  Son #3 and I are going camping with the Cub Scouts this weekend (we’ll be camping here), and the temperatures at night will be freezing or below, so it’ll get a test run then.  I want to see if it keeps me warm and also if it actually glows in the dark.  I do plan to bring a nice wool scarf (and hats, and gloves)  as well, just in case. 

The second cowl on my needles is also from Lolly.  It’s her Sherbrooke Cowl and is turning out very nice.  It looks like it’ll fit a little closer, which I think I’ll like better.  The yarn is Moda Dea Vision.  It’s a wool-acryllic blend that feels very nice, and I love the color (Forest).  I may have to get more to make a hat out of it.

Sherbrooke Cowl

I’m enjoying this knit very much.  It’s an easy pattern to remember and produces a very pretty texture.  It’s going pretty quickly, too, but I still don’t think I’ll finish it before the camping trip.   I’ll bring it with me though, and maybe get it done while we’re there.  If it’s not too cold to knit, that is.


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