So much for my plan of scheduling some posts so there aren't big gaps when I'm busy at work *laughs* Ah well, I'm here now ;)
Despite having had a couple of weeks, I still haven't taken proper pictures of my cowl, but I'm going to show it off anyway!
I wasn't sure initially how the yarn would look in the pattern - being tweed yarn I was worried that the texture would be obscured. It's probably a little less striking than the pattern could be, but I love it anyway *grins*
The colour is somewhere between the top two pictures, it's one of those colours that my camera just hates.
I made the cowl the inbetween size, so I think I cast on 160 stitches. After blocking it's the perfect length to wrap twice around my neck without being tight. And by making it this length, I have a ball of the same yarn left so I can make a matching hat *grins*
Ok, brace yourself for a terrible picture (there was no light at all this morning)...
Oh, yeah, I also have new hair *laughs* It's shorter, and in a style that suits the fact that I am more of a messy hair kinda gal than all smooth and sleek ;) I dyed it too, and actually the colour in the picture isn't too far off, it's a light auburn and I really like it.
Pattern: Honey Cowl
Yarn: Knit Picks City Tweed DK, in the colour Jacquard (I loved working with this yarn, someone sent it to me in a swap package and now I want to make all sorts of things in it)
Modifications: Made a mid size, made it a little narrower to reduce bulk
You know the Friday drill - head over to Tami's and Wisdom Begins in Wonder for some lovely FOs ;)
* The Cowl Does Not Make the Monk is apparently a proverb - not one I have ever heard but it made me laugh!