Hello hello, and welcome to another edition of "Elizabeth's life in Photos", so fun. The photo you see on top is courtesy of Perry, Georgia; pastel as mess until you edit it. Normally, I would be completely opposed to editing, but ever since I started using lightroom at my friend's place my views have changed. Slightly. It's just fun to edit sometimes. Anyway...let's move on.
This cowl has been a long time coming. Around this time two years ago I learned how to knit. I was super excited because the girl who was helping me learn was going to Manchester to help set up for a massive bonfire (see Guy Fawkes Night) and I was going to get help learning to knit socks since I was also going. (The socks are a whole other story, which I'll probably tell someday, but seriously I was REALLY excited to make them). Anyway, she had this super sweet cowl that she had made, but didn't have the pattern for. In my naive beginner's state, and given that I am pretty ambitious once I want to do something, I tried to make the same cowl. This wouldn't be such a big deal now, but at the time I didn't understand yarn weights or how much difference needle size makes or you know, anything. So anyway, fast forward a week and I had made a cowl, but it was not nearly the cozy, oversized thing of my dreams. And it was kind of a mess. Oh well.
That was long winded, my b. I never ended up making the same cowl she had, but I'm completely okay with that. Two years and a lot of knitting later, I'm better at making up patterns now - I knitted exactly what I wanted. I did keep what I liked about it though. This cowl is oversized and gets smaller at the top, so it can be worn over your shoulders if you feel like wearing it that way. It's probably the warmest thing I own and I'm excited to wear it a lot once Georgia starts to cool down.
You can buy the cowl ready made here, or click here for the pattern if you want to make your own. There's also 10% off in my shop right now with the code MORECOFFEEMOREFUN and the summer stuff is already 40% off. If you feel so inclined, you can also head over to this blog and vote for my little blog as best up-and-coming or for knitting or something. If you feel inclined. You know. No pressure.
And now, just for fun and to make this post more photo heavy, some photos from Manchester.
The girl on the right is the one who taught me to knit. (Shout out to Trudz if you read this, you're the best knitting teacher ever!) And for scale on that bottom photo, that's a ferris wheel behind the fire.
So what about you guys, I know a lot of sewists knit, are you guys super stubborn, or do you take your time and do things right more often?