I'm joining Ginny for Yarn Along again this week. I finally pulled out a stalled project that I began back in the spring. It's a short-sleeved cardigan for myself that is more than half complete and I just need to finish it now so it can stop taking space in my knitting basket! I'm reading Light on Snow. I'm not usually much of a fiction reader, but this story has me captivated.
Also, over the last week, Paul gave me this lovely green wool coat from a local boutique owned by a friend. I, of course, had no matching scarves, and that is a problem that is unacceptable. So I found this sweet hand-spun, hand-dyed colorway, Not In Kansas Anymore, by Aloft Fibers on etsy.
The pattern is Chunky Alpaca Cowl, although I didn't use alpaca, and since the yarn is thick and thin, I added 6 extra stitches. The pattern doesn't show quite as much as with an evenly spun yarn, but I think it showcases this yarn nicely.
The buttons are ceramic and made by Bead Freaky. I bought them a few months ago with another set of buttons because I just loved the tree, hills, and moon carved into the clay. The greenish glaze highlights the scene beautifully. When I held them up to the cowl, they seemed to fit perfectly. I see this coat and cowl being a favorite set this winter.
*the last 3 photos were taken by Elizabeth
oh, i love how the cowl turned out!! bead freaky makes gorgeous buttons, i got some there a while back, i probably should start knitting something that requires buttons again soon!ReplyDelete
I really like your yarn choice and your buttons are perfect for it. It looks so warm too!ReplyDelete
The cowl is beautiful and matches the coat great! What a beautiful cold weather outfit!ReplyDelete
Love the cowl and the colors!! You look very pretty in your new coat :) (what a nice gift!!)ReplyDelete
It looks great, Joy!ReplyDelete
Beautiful cowl, such pretty colors and the buttons are awesome!ReplyDelete
The cowl looks great and the buttons are fantastic.ReplyDelete
Your cowl is such a cheery splash of vibrant color in a winter wardrobe. It came out really nice!ReplyDelete
I really like your cowl, it goes nicely with you lovely new coat!ReplyDelete