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.
I made the Yellow Brick Road Cowl, which you can find here. This pattern is lovely and an easy knit.
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:
And also my favourite way - which is this:
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 :)