Thursday, 3 January 2013

First Make of the Year

The first week of the new year is here and so far it has been a bit pants, mainly due to the fact that we have all been a bit under the weather as have many people this year.  Yesterday was my first day back to work and boy was that a wrench.  You know when you just feel a bit pants and you have barely slept, pah!

New Years Eve and New Years Day were spent mainly in pyjamas and a dressing gown and I have been partaking of a little crochet, and started joining my crochet hexies to make a start on my blanket. 

I don’t have anywhere near enough to make a full blanket yet but I thought if I started joining it up it might give me a little incentive to crack on with it.

Did I mention I fell in love with instagram, well I did and I have been skulking around there for a few weeks now and have found some of my old bloggy buddies on there.  Heather, The Patchwork Heart, has just made a beautiful cowl (Heather has also started blogging again, yay!) and shared a photo with us on instagram.  I just had to have one too, and I thought I would use the yarn I was using for my blanket as it is so soft and the colours are really gentle.

I made myself a cowl.

Inspired by Heather and following the pattern published by the talented Kath of Inverleith.

Wrapped twice:

Wrapped three times:
(apologies for dingy grainy photos)

This is just ideal for grabbing when I’m off out for a walk on the beach and I don’t have any flappy scarf issues when the wind picks up!

This did not help reduce my list of WIP’s at all but, pah who cares I love it.

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19 comments:

Rosa Lily said...

I love this cowl, such fantastic colours, have a wonderful New Year xx

Michelle Fallon said...

Love the cowl, it's so pretty. Hope you feel better soon x

Beki said...

Gorgeous!
I've started knitting a few cowls and yet don't seem to be able to finish one xx

Tilly Rose said...

Hi hun
Happy New Year Wishes!

Love your lovely make....I'm making myself a cowl with similar colours but a slightly different pattern. They are so snuggly!

Lovely to catch up with you again....
Tilly x

Twinkle Star said...

Fab cowl - the colours are gorgeous! Happy New Year to you xx

Lucy in the Clouds said...

Ahhh the word 'cowl' reminds me of my Mam, she used to knit me one every year - I used to wear it as a hood thing to keep my head warm too though- is that how they're supposed to be worn?! Yours is beautiful anyway and can't wait to see the finished blanket (which will only be a matter of days knowing you!) xx

LaaLaa said...

That cowl is beautiful! Well done to have completed it so quickly. I would say I'll make one myself but am snowed under with things to make at the moment. Maybe later in the year - a summer one! xxx

qwiksave said...

Sorry to hear you are not well, hope you all get better soon. Love the cowl and blanket. x

The Patchwork Heart said...

Hello gorgeous I love your colours for the cowl. Isnt it just the best to wear?! Like giving yourself a hug and so dangly ends to worry about! Thanks for the link! Its great to be back in blogland!
Heather xxx

Laura said...

Love the cowl - clearly you have been using your time well! :-)

Dinki Dots said...

Very pretty! And the hexagons are looking good too!
Hope you feel fully better soon.
Maria xx

slowlaneblog.com said...

Love the Cowl. I am missing all the knitting and crochet now that my wrists and elbow won't play nice anymore:(
BTW: Im also in Instagram

jane p said...

wow. love the crochet hexies. i won't wear a cowl as i am paranoid that it'll choke me to death. i can't even wear high neck tees. but i'll make a long scarf if i can squeeze it into my long list of wants.

Celtic Thistle said...

Lovely cowl,I like the idea of not having flyaway ends too! Must have a go at one sometime.

Country Rabbit said...

Congratulations Kandi!!!! you are my 'Granny Chic' Book winner!!!!
please email me your addressy:

kazzytextiles2000@yahoo.co.uk

pamistyle said...

i love the cowl colours!
i´ll be back!
pami

Shirley said...

Love the cowl and it's colours

Crafty Helen said...

I'm hoping to make a cowl too, but as I still can't crochet it's going to have to be knitte. Can't believe you've completed a make already this year. XX

Mary Ann said...

I love the cowl too...just perfect to keep the neck warm:)