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For a change I have been busy knitting. My Grandmother taught me to knit before she taught me to crochet. I still consider myself a beginner and get quite flummoxed with most knitting patterns, even those rated as 'easy' or suitable for 'beginners'. I like knitting though. I am trying to use stash and finish wip's (works in progress). This was a stash 'busting' exercise.
I received two balls of this beautiful yarn as part of a swap parcel at Christmas. It shouted 'Nice warm cowl' at me. So I listened. I also received this gorgeous Cowl as part of a Christmas Swap. (Christmas Swaps are sooo much fun)!
It is so soft and warm and I was so pleased with it I hardly took it off for two weeks. It kept my shoulders lovely and warm. Then I realised, doh! I had been wearing it upside down! Versatile is the word, it is a versatile cowl, two looks for the price of one. The pattern is 'Shawl Collared Cowl' by Alana Dakos and you can buy the pattern Here on Ravelry.
This is the correct way to wear it!
The Green Yarn desperately wanted to be a 'Shawl Collared Cowl'. Less than half way through, I realized I would not have enough yarn. Panic stations! I hate frogging. So much for de-stashing. I really didn't know if I would be able to find this yarn.
Thank goodness for the internet, within five minutes I had tracked down and ordered enough yarn to complete the job. I love good service. I ordered from Marmalade Yarns and within 24 hrs the yarn had arrived safe and sound. How fantastic is that? I would definitely recommend 'Marmalade Yarns' and would use them again. Now I have no excuses I must get on and finish this cowl now. I am looking forward to going on a button hunt too, I need to find three suitable buttons.
I was delighted with the response to my request for Crocheting Oompa Loompas and they are busy behind the scenes. The quality and credentials of the applicants for the Crocheting Oompa Loompa positions was truly humbling. Thanks. XXX