Thursday, 28 April 2011

FO: Cream & Sugar Cowl

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Pattern: Cream and Sugar Cowl

Yarn: o.o.a.k  from Tanis Fiber Arts

Needles: 3.75 mm (US 5)


Notes: I knit this lovely neckwarmer back at the beginning of March, and promptly gave it to my mother who had been admiring it while I was binding off at her home. We took some photos, but it wasn't until we were back in Toronto that it was clear that they just didn't work. So we had to wait until we were back in the same town as the cowl to do some re-shoots on Easter weekend! Isn't my mom gorgeous?She makes 57 look goooood.

This is such a great little pattern. It's perfect for a treasured skein of fingering weight yarn, and everyone who sees this just loves it- another friend in my home town saw it and wanted one, too! So.... here it is in progress, the Cream and Sugar Cowl  in Shibui sock yarn, in the wasabi colourway.

cream and sugar in progress
I was surprised when I looked over my projects and realized I hadn't made anything with this yarn before. It's really lovely, and the indoor, nighttime photo doesn't do the colour full justice- it's a lovely, fresh spring-y green.

21 comments:

Laurynn said...

This is lovely, and the perfect color for your mom!

Tanis said...

Your mom is gorgeous! Great genes!

Jacey said...

Your mom is so beautiful! I love Shibui Sock. I've got two skeins in the Wasabi color way; it's definitely a favorite!

Knit 1 LA said...

Beautiful! And the cowl too! I don't think you could have picked a better color.

The Italian Dish said...

What a nice photo of your mom - that purple is great on her. Love the cowl.

What is the thing in the back that says "Keep Calm and Carry Yarn?" Love that!

del said...

No way I'd guess your mom is 57 -- she looks fantastic!

The cowl is gorgeous, too. Love the colors of both.

CanarySanctuary said...

That really is some lovely yarn, and a lovely mom! It's wonderful to have appreciative recipients for hand knits. Moms rule :)

nina said...

Gorgeous! The cowl too... :) Seriously, your mom makes a lovely model and the cowl is wonderful. A great look all round.

Michele said...

Beautiful! I was just thinking about knitting this. I have a lovely skein of Malabrigo Sock that I think would be perfect for this!

Maryse said...

Lovely cowls, great colors! Your mother passed over good genes, it's obvious!

tentenknits said...

Love the cowl! Great colors. And you're Mom is Lovely! :-)

Lucy said...

This is beautiful! I love the pattern and your mom's FO!

dawn said...

Your Mom is a lovely knitwear model, and that blue looks fabulous on her!

crochethealingandraymond said...

your Mum is gorgeous and so are you! I'm loving your blog, I found you a while ago, fell in love with the stockholm cowl pattern, saved it, forgot what blog it was from and found it again! Yippee!!! THank you for sharing the pattern and your amazing inspiration!

Skein said...

Gorgeous cowl, the colour and pattern really suit your mum :)

I love the Wasabi colour too...think I might have to CO one for myself!

soknitpicky said...

That is so flattering! I'm loving the second colorway too.

Louise said...

Great pattern. Nice colour choices for both cowls.

Monique said...

Your mom is gorgeous and so are the colors you've chosen for your cowls! Great job Julie.

Yarny Days said...

So pretty! And a great mom picture!

Eva said...

Very pretty! Your mom and the cowl :)

Sandy said...

Beautiful! Love the color and it looks great on your mom :)