Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Yarn Along

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


9 comments:

  1. 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!

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  2. I really like your yarn choice and your buttons are perfect for it. It looks so warm too!

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  3. The cowl is beautiful and matches the coat great! What a beautiful cold weather outfit!

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  4. Love the cowl and the colors!! You look very pretty in your new coat :) (what a nice gift!!)

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  5. Beautiful cowl, such pretty colors and the buttons are awesome!

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  6. The cowl looks great and the buttons are fantastic.

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  7. Your cowl is such a cheery splash of vibrant color in a winter wardrobe. It came out really nice!

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  8. I really like your cowl, it goes nicely with you lovely new coat!

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