My Warm Neck Part 3

October 9, 2012

This cowl is like wrapping an alpaca around your neck and snuggling, a brown and cream swirly alpaca.  It is very soft, and very warm.  The idea was to make a sorta triangle cowl with buttons, but I had too much yarn, and I felt the need to use it all so I just kept knitting the seed stitch pattern.  In the end it was long enough to sew together in a big circle and once blocked it goes around my neck twice.  This is a deep winter cowl, too warm for fall.  I’m not sure if it truly matches my grey coat, or my black winter coat, but I love it no matter.

I did a bit better here with the morning sun, no weird shadows!  I even look happy to be heading into the office, must be because my chin is so warm and cosy.


My Warm Neck Part 2

October 7, 2012

This cowl is made with a simple trinity stitch, or bramble stitch, or berry stitch.  No matter what you call it, it is one of my favorites, up there with bobbles.  The yarn is handspun bought in Moab approximately a thousand years ago, always waiting for something nice to make with it.  I realized years ago that it wasn’t enough for the scarf I had hoped to make, but a cowl was perfect!  My new coat requires cowls due to it’s high collar/hood construction.  A cowl fits into it perfectly, while a big scarf just wraps around the outside, and is almost in the way.  This cowl is high enough to keep that all important chin warm on a chilly day!  We had snow yesterday, and frost this morning, which resulted in a very chilly chin.  I have to admit, I usually wear this in the office until it warms up, around 10 am most days.  The yarn is an interesting mix of green, yellow and blue fibre, and it supposed to be a blend of wool, mohair, and silk.

My Warm Neck Part 1

October 4, 2012

In recent weeks, I have been on a bit of a cowl kick, which has resulted in a four part post.  Now this first one was made more than a few weeks ago, but it has taken me this long to get photographs of it.  My life involves dashing to work, dashing through work, dashing to daycare, dashing home, quickly changing, and removing all items that may not enjoy being splattered with food, which involves nice office clothes and sweaters I can’t throw in the machine super quick.  Photo sessions now involve a tiny person desperately trying to grab the camera.  Therefore I have started taking photographs of my neckwear in the morning, between the dash to the office, and the dash into the office.  Note the morning sun making a weird shadow on my face.  Note the earrings, this is how you can tell I’m going into the office, items such as this are removed as soon as I get home to avoid them being pulled out immediately.

But note most of all the Peter Rabbit by Fleece Artist mobius cowl with a simple knit so many rows, purl so many rows pattern.  I have a knee jerk reaction when I see the pure angora wool dyed in so many gorgeous easter egg colours, I just buy it.  Always, always love it.  This cowl is long, but I can shove it inside the jacket when I have it done up, and it keeps my chin nice and warm, I have a cold chin you know.  It likes being tucked into bunnies.