Well, no sooner said than done!
And two post in two days......after a month with none.
For those of you who haven't a clue what I'm talking about, I've only just returned to blogging after a summer break and found myself swept along on a crochet roll as the weather has turned wetter and colder.
And having dared to share a hat, I am now sharing the cowl I made yesterday in the same wool, shown in some rather fuzzy selfies, and also showing that instead of spending time crocheting I should really have been doing some housework and cleaning the hall mirror.
I couldn't wait to get started on crocheting a cowl, mentioned in my last post only yesterday, so yesterday afternoon as the rain poured down, I trawled Ravelry for a cowl pattern and found this brilliant one from Sarah at Annaboo's House, a lovely blog which I have somehow managed to lose track of and haven't visited in a long time.
And I see she has another cowl pattern in her latest post - one talented lady!
Within a couple of hours I had made the cowl in the same rust wool as the hat I made at the weekend, mainly because I had little choice in the matter as it was the only chunky yarn I had. I didn't have the large hook needed either, a whopping 15mm one, so just used the largest one I had, a 10mm hook.
I then had to adapt the pattern a little to allow for the smaller hook, but the excellent instructions meant this was no bother. It is an easy make, and very quick, with a straightforward pattern. I decided not to make this cowl as deep as the pattern instructions, but the next one I might make a little deeper so I get an extra fold.
But it fits beautifully and I know I shall wear this lots.
After this crochet frenzy in the last couple of days, and having stirred myself up yesterday with thoughts of other yarny goodness, I rushed out this morning and succumbed to some lovely soft and chunky yarn so that I can make more hats and cowls in colours other than the rust.
Firstly, this lovely soft Super Chunky Hatfield yarn with 20% wool, in a lovely soft blueberry heathery colour that I was imagining when writing yesterdays post - I was very happy when I spotted this, and despite Bella's reluctance so far to have anything made in crochet, she is now wavering, with thoughts of a cowl in this pretty yarn.
I bought enough for either two cowls, or a cowl and a hat.
As I also fancied another hat in the same pattern as the rust one, this time in a quiet, tweedy type of yarn that would go with anything, I chose this super soft and chunky Sirdar Husky. In tweedy browns, there should be enough here for one soft hat.
I shall also be buying some gorgeous wool from this online shop recommended by Gillian from Hookin' a Yarn blog - the New Lanark Shop - some lovely yarn here, the soft colours are wonderful, and such good prices.
Thanks for the link Gillian!
Sigh of contentment.