Thursday, March 20, 2014

one can never have too many cowls

I wanted something straightforward to work on during Unwind - so started on this cowl. I have made this before - it is The Cosy Neck Warmer by Lucy of 'attic24'. She has written up a great tutorial for this. The yarn I used this time was Lion Brand Cotton Ease - left over from the baby blanket I made last year.

More Unwind things

If I was a better person I would have remembered to take some photos of the general event - but there you go - I forgot.
My friend Ngaire has a trader stall where she sells great screen-printed Tshirts - with a knit theme. She made a wee space for me and I sewed some boxy shaped Project Bags.
 The one below was a 'work in progress' - it was a great fabric - a toile look but the images were actually 'Day of the Dead' figures. It proved the most popular.

Unwind Design

Well now I can introduce you to The Koru Cowl.
This was my design for our Knit Retreat last weekend - Unwind, 2014.
It can be made using Double Knit or Fingering-weight yarn.
My lovely friend, Seta, modelled it and it really improved the quality of the photos.

The pattern for The Koru Cowl can be found on Ravelry.
I received lots of lovely comments on my design and, best of all, it won the competition - by popular vote! Happy days.