Thursday, January 15, 2009

It's not you, It's me . . . Really

I completed my cowl today.

In action shot, ignore the stupid reflection on the glasses.

I really ended up liking the cable pattern and may use it for something else in the future.

I like this darker one because it really shows off the cables.

Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash
Color: 859 (Blue-Green)
Content: superwash wool
Needles: 3.5mm
Pattern: My own.

My feelings about the pattern are pretty good. I really loved the way the cables looked and think this yarn and color do very well with cables and moss stitch. My feelings about cowls in general though? Not so good. I wear scarves and figured a cowl would be a lot more convenient, less bulky, and maybe prettier. In reality, to fit over my enormous head it is too loose around my neck, the pattern means nada when it's actually on so it might as well just be stockinette, and pulling anything on over your head while having glasses on just sucks. So in the end, after all of that, the cowl has been frogged. The yarn awaits, rolled in a ball, for what life may have in store for it in its next reincarnation.

Wii Fit Update:
Wednesday: 39 minutes. I made two improvements yesterday, I finally made it to the end of the advanced version of the bubble game (ugh, not a fan of it) and I unlocked the free step. Which is why I have so many minutes because I had to try it out and the smallest amount of time you can do it for is 10 minutes. So, my body is sore today, but that's a good thing, right? :)


  1. Just say it isn't so! You didn't frog that beautiful cowl????

    I thought it looked great on you, too.

  2. It was so pretty, I'm sorry to hear it got frogged in the end. But if it wasn't something that would work for you, it's probably for the best. You can use the yarn to make something you love!

  3. I hate it when that happens! I wonder if it would look better looser? Twice the length, and it would be somewhere between a necklace and a scarf, and it would be long enough to show off the pattern. I agree on the pulling-things-over-your-head bit, though. I love the idea of cowls, but I don't think they're quite right for me, either. Sorry it didn't work out!