Remember the yarn I got at the Christmas party exchange with my knit group?
I did finish the cowl I started on New Years. And, I did get around to blocking it.
Finally found some time to photograph it to show you.
Here it is....ta da....
It's inspired by the Claudia Scarf that I made last Fall.
I chained 105 and crocheted a similar pattern in the round.
When I felt it was about half as long as I'd like (15 rows), I started crocheting with the other end of the skein from my base row, going the opposite direction. That way, it has points on both ends.
I also weighed it before I started and checked periodically to be sure I'd have an equal amount for the other side. I tried crocheting a fancy edge but I think it looks better without it.
I washed it and blocked it. It's so small compared to the shawls I've made so blocking was easy!
The finished size is 10" wide (tube) by about 12 1/2" long. It's perfect! I love it!
This Inner Yarn Zen yarn is super soft and I absolutely love the blues in it.
I haven't had a chance to wear it yet. Weather seems to be a lot more like Summer than Winter.
The weather forecasters are hopeful that a change is coming and that we might even get rain.
I'm doubtful though. We haven't even had a whole inch of rain yet this season. We're about
seven inches short of normal for this time. We're keeping our fingers crossed!
At the very least, temps are expected to drop and I might be able to wear my new cowl this weekend.