It just keeps snowing here in Helena, so I made Jason a quick cowl based on the free Olivia Cowl pattern. Jason is now a full-on alpaca yarn snob, although he is still adjusting to the wet dog smell that happens if your knit wear gets wet.
This was a great year for this 52 Skein project because it has been the coldest winter we have experienced in a long time. The cold weather has made quick knits so satisfying because we get to wear them, even our cat was overly excited about this cowl. It started snowing hard on Thursday and we had solid snowfall all day Friday. On Thursday night, I picked out and cast-on this quick cowl project for Jason.
I didn’t end up making the cowl as long as the pattern, because I tend to like a simple cowl you can simply slip on and not worry about. This is Jason’s first cowl so I gave him the option to have it slip on or to be able to wrap it around twice and he decided he liked it where you just slip it on. Jason is wearing his Antler Hat based on the free hat pattern by TinCan Knits. Now that he has the Two By Two hat that is so soft he asked me if I could possibly add some fleece to the inside of this hat because in comparison it is much scratchier….
Jason now is inquiring when his sweater is going to get knit, but it might not be until March. Next week I take off for Pasadena, California! I will be helping out at QuiltCon 2018 and I am so excited to see all of my quilty and fiber friends and enjoy some warmer weather for a few days.
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