Monday, August 26, 2013

Lovely "Yellow Brick Road" Cowl, for the lovely lady

I love the lovely lady who gives me lovely massage.  I can't begin to describe how much I love her.  I love her in many ways...

Firstly, she gives me lovely massage.
Secondly, she is just a lovely person.
Thirdly, she and her lovely massage (which to be honest is less than lovely at the time), are the only reason I can still even contemplate knitting.

I think in order, those reasons actually go second, third, first, in priority terms for me.  When I realised that item two on that list was the reason I loved her most, closely followed by item three, I knew I needed to make her something.  That, plus her truck sized hints about loving button up neckwarmers.

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I made the Yellow Brick Road Cowl, which you can find here.  This pattern is lovely and an easy knit.

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Here it is on Jesse.  In traditional form.

I chose Cascade 220 (100% Peruvian Highland Wool) for this pattern, from The Stash Cupboard here in Hobart.  The original link to this pattern has many ways to wear it such as this awesome way:

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And also my favourite way - which is this:

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I like this cowl / neckwarmer.  It's easy to make and lovely to look at.  The buttons are from a local fabric shop called Frangipani Fabrics and are very pretty. They are a bit less yellow than they look here (more photos at night...) and more of a pearly cream.

I gave this to her last week and she was super pleased.  She seemed to love it generally and she very much loved the colour :)  I think she likes it, which is the whole point on this one!

Hooray for sharing the crafty love :)

3 comments:

  1. Jesse looks mighty cosy!!! I thought for a minute that The Stash Cupboard was a secret closet in your house and I was a little bit jealous :)

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  2. That's hilarious :) I do actually have a stash cupboard which I view as a source of shame! One day if I am feeling brave I will post pictures of that!

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  3. That's hilarious :) I do actually have a stash cupboard which I view as a source of shame! One day if I am feeling brave I will post pictures of that!

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