Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Sticks Are Smokin’...



...leaving a haze of powder blue knitwear. Three Boyfriends done and dusted over the weekend (that would be the hat variety, thank you for asking) and a bit before that, the completion of another Destroyed Cowl for the lovely Ms Tinnie.



I’m utterly sold on this whole cowl concept bizzo. After all that scarf production, I have belatedly realised that cowls are the no fuss, no bits hanging about or dangling into your tea, take on neck warmth. And with this pattern, it’s entirely possible to keep up with a televisual Friday Night Crime plot – at least until you get to the ‘destroyed’ bit where you drop and unravel a few stitches and even if it’s the second time you’ve done this, still has you connipting all over the place and entirely missing the WHODUNNIT.

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PS. For anyone who was wondering, Angus has reported in.

PPS. The Destroyed Cowl pattern is available as a free download on Ravelry

18 comments:

Lola Nova said...

Ah the cowl, much to be desired and little to criticize when it comes to neck warming, also good in a pinch when needing a place to carry some fruit found waiting in a neighbor's tree neglected... and picked whilst looking furtively about.

and by the way, the butler did it, I'm fairly certain.

Umatji said...

smokin' sticks and destroyed cowl - it's just a word picnic keeping me from my washing!

Stomper Girl said...

Were you watching Waking The Dead? Man that's a good series. (The mother killed her own sister and she didn't even know.)

I went and checked out your pattern. Now I need to find out what Kitchener Stitch is...

Becky said...

I saved this pattern to my queue when I saw the last one you did. Can't wait until I can actually get started on it!

june at noon said...

I really intended to make a cowl or two for myself this past winter but never got the time. I'm thinking maybe I should start now so I have one for next cold season.

One Flew Over said...

I can see the blaze from here!

Mel said...

I am sooo with you on the cowl thing. Having done that "in the round" one I whipped up another IN ONE DAY (but a simpler version) for the girl child. Unfortunately she rejected it due to "itchiness". D'oh. Anyhoo the destroyed cowl is currently on the sticks but it is slooow going. Hoping it doesn't take me five years ....

Fer said...

I've been wanting to make a cowl but haven't found a pattern I liked. Was this an easy one to knit up? Looks great!

ecoMILF said...

I'm off to the craftstore tomorrow to buy thick circular needles for a chunky cowl. I just bought some gorgeous yarn from jellywares! Can't wait. Love the boyfriend hat too. Thanks for the link. xo m.

ecoMILF said...

I'm off to the craftstore tomorrow to buy thick circular needles for a chunky cowl. I just bought some gorgeous yarn from jellywares! Can't wait. Love the boyfriend hat too. Thanks for the link. xo m.

teddybearswednesday said...

where is Angus? I can't see him anywhere. AM I blind, or stupid? ( don't answer that) perhaps I misunderstood "reported in"
xo
PS I love what you do with those smoking sticks- god that didn't come up like I meant.

crzylady said...

i think I might attempt a cowl next winter..perhaps by then I'll have lost enough of my double chin to not be so worried :)

Sandrine said...

Goodness you are quick and efficient with those sticks!!xx

Tamara said...

Lovin' your work Tania...can you believe my baby brain couldn't even cope with a simple two stitch pattern repeat for my cowl and subsequently it has been unravelled:( xt

edward and lilly said...

The cowl is awesome, I seriously need to get going on some of these for this winter.

Cathy {Tinniegirl} said...

Oh, pick me, pick me! Hang on, it's not a giveaway. I win, I win, it's a swap. Yippee.

I am so excited about my new accessory. I'd better get myself to the studio and whip up my end of the bargain. xxx

Madeline said...

You're making me want to try out some cowls closer to autumn. Love the color.

prashant said...

Lovin' your work
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