This has been my first bit of knitting for quite some time. I love knitting but it is my 'Nemesis' as I really think I should be a lot better at it than I actually am. I get disappointed when I can't make patterns that are described as 'easy'. I had to learn how to knit 'short rows' for this pattern. Short rows were new to me but I worked them out. This pattern is described as 'easy'. It is, but. . . . there is a big but for me. . . . . not butt, but but! I find the finished garment like a Chinese Puzzle. Fathoming the right side and the wrong side, the top and the bottom. To be quite honest my Dad fathomed out how to wear it properly before I did. Thank you Dad. I chose three 'vintage' buttons from my collection rather than buy new buttons. Which I thought was very thrifty and resourceful of me.
I was happy to complete the cowl, I selected the buttons and got sewing. I sewed all three in place and then put on the cowl. Something was not right. Doh I had sewn the buttons on in the wrong place! I snipped and tried again. Sewing all three in place for a second time. Nope. Doh! Still in the wrong place. Third time lucky. Buttons in the right place, but one stubborn button is upside down. Bah! It can stay like that for a while.This yarn was a pleasure to knit, I like the textural effect from the thick and thin in one yarn. The finished cowl is very warm. I wonder how long I can live with the upside down button for?